June 21, 2021 Dear Inspector General Mark Smith: This letter is on behalf of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, a grassroots community group working to expose and organize against LAPD’s harmful surveillance, infiltration, and profiling practices. We write to you with deep concern regarding the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) program … Continue reading Letter on Inspector General Audit of SAR Program
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition DOWNLOAD THE FULL PDF LETTER VERSION HERE July 14, 2020 Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners 100 West First Street, Suite 134 Los Angeles, California 90012 Commissioner President Eileen Decker Commissioner Vice President Commissioner Shane Murphy Goldsmith Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa Commissioner Steven Soboroff Commissioner Dale Bonner To Data Driven Policing Committee … Continue reading Letter to LAPC Regarding Data-Informed Community Policing
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Download the Letter to LA Mayor Demanding Drone-Free LAPD HERE.
Dear Commission President Soboroff: On Monday September 15 2014, the Los Angeles Police Commission released a media advisory stating, “Office of Inspector General to house two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) while Policy is Reviewed.” The advisory further stated, “LAPD has begun their community outreach and process for drafting of policies and protocols for consideration by … Continue reading Request for release of details re. LAPD’s Community Outreach for Drone Usage
Tune in TODAY: 90.7 FM OR WWW.KPFK.ORG From 2 to 4 pm On November 8th, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and the Drone-Free LAPD/ No Drones, LA campaign held an amazing community town-hall to discuss the LAPD’s drone program. Over 160 community members attended and spoke out against the hyper-militarized surveillance apparatus of the LAPD, … Continue reading Tune in TODAY: 90.7 FM OR WWW.KPFK.ORG From 2 to 4 pm
On Saturday, November 8th about 150 community members gathered at Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) and spoke out against the acquisition of drones by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The program lasted 2.5 hours to which included three teatro pieces, a powerpoint presentation, and an open mic section with approximately 40 Angelenos speaking on the … Continue reading Los Angeles Hosts First Town Hall on Drones!
The Drone-Free LAPD/No Drones, LA! campaign is holding a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday By Katherine Hafner, NBC Los Angeles A coalition of Angelenos and civil liberties groups continues to protest two aerial drones obtained by the Los Angeles Police Department, claiming the move is a step toward militarization of law enforcement and … Continue reading Coalition Continues Protest of LAPD’s New Drone Policy With Downtown LA Town Hall
Hamid Khan, an organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition talks with Sonali about the use of drones for law enforcement.