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LA City Council members want to give police chief more power to fire officers for misconduct
February 22, 2023 // Two months ago, Police Chief Michel Moore issued a letter reporting that all-civilian disciplinary panels were regularly rejecting his recommendation that officers lose their jobs, even when they found those officers guilty of misconduct. In 2020, for example, 12 officers who were targeted for removal asked for their cases to be reviewed by all-civilian panels. Although all 12 were found guilty, only three lost their jobs, the chief said. The union's board of directors said it was disappointed by the proposal, arguing the entire department is already overseen by a five-member commission made up of civilians chosen by the mayor. In a statement, the union also argued that police chiefs have misused the Board of Rights process by "injecting favoritism, settling scores and wrongly targeting officers for discipline."