Release: LAPD Headshots (269 MB)
More than 9000 photographs of LAPD police officers, including undercovers. The police department is suing a reporter to censor the data.
Over 9,000 headshots of officers in the Los Angeles Police Department, which the Department released to Knock LA reporter Ben Camacho, and then went to court to attempt to censor.
These headshots are the basis of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition’s Watch the Watchers search tool. Stop LAPD Spying describe the data:
We helped file a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles exposing that these photos were readily available and a matter of public record. In response to the lawsuit, LAPD turned over more than 9,000 headshot photographs. We then filed additional Public Records Act requests to both LAPD and the City Controller to obtain further details on every officer.
From the Los Angeles Times:
In a still-unfolding drama that has reached its top ranks, the Los Angeles Police Department accidentally released the names and photos of numerous undercover officers to a watchdog group that posted them on its website.
The dataset allegedly includes the photos of 300 undercover police. These “300 undercover officers launched a lawsuit against the city and LAPD, calling the disclosure “catastrophic negligence”, according to the Daily Dot.
From the Associated Press:
The database includes information on each officer including name, ethnicity, rank, date of hire, badge number and division or bureau.
The City of Los Angeles is now suing Camacho to try to censor the data. The data is already public in multiple places.
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