The Los Angeles Police Commission, the appointed body that "serves as the head of the Los Angeles Police Department, functioning like a corporate board of directors," made news this week by suggesting that LAPD officers "redeploy" instead of using potentially deadly force in the face of an armed suspect.
The recommendation came amid scrutiny over a 2015 shooting in which the commission found fault with LAPD officers when they used deadly force against a woman armed with a large knife. The woman charged officers, shouting, "shoot me."
The commission felt the officers should have "redeployed" and created distance from the charging suspect.
The Los Angeles Police Protective League LAPPL, the union representing police officers, found the commission's decision to be troubling, to say the least.
In a response to the commission's statement, the LAPPL posted the following: