More Cop Files Found In The Open
|Files discovered out in the open at the LAPD Southwest Division.|
The union says the area is accessible to employees and some visitors. If true, it's a recipe for identity theft and more heinous crimes for criminals trying to track down arresting officers.
Suffice to say, the union, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, is not happy. It's arguing that these aren't isolated incidents, but rather a symptom of a department that's not as shiny and organized as its new, modern downtown headquarters would suggest. The files, the LAPPL states, should be under lock and key. The league says it has brought the matter before LAPD brass repeatedly with no solution in sight.
The incidents, it states, "represent a Department that has failed to act or put real safeguards in place for the handling and storing of confidential information. This is why protecting officers' and the public's privacy will continue to be a top priority of the League."