Body Worn Camera - Documents

On December 6, 2018, my first week in office, I sat down with my subject matter experts and outlined a plan to obtain Body Worn Cameras (BWC) for all LASD personnel assigned to field operations.  Soon afterward, I met with Board members and expressed my desire to immediately equip our personnel.  Since then, we have experienced a series of delays, the majority of which were bureaucratic red tape that could have been cut through by a Board eager for implementation.

Some of these delays were the forced implementation of a six-month study to “evaluate” the proposal (which was no longer needed, because my proposal was far less costly than my predecessors).  Next, we were delayed by an additional year due to the forced Request For Proposal (RFP) procurement process through Internal Services Division (ISD).  Much faster options would have been a “Piggy-Back” procurement (using a purchase contract from another agency, or a “Single Source Vendor” procurement (where we could have gone straight to a contract).

In the wake of shooting incidents where the presence of a BWC would have aided in the investigation, the Board has attempted to distance themselves from these facts and blame LASD for not being equipped with BWC units.  This is not true.

The following documents will allow the reader to make their own decision.

Documentation

Sheriff’s letter to the Board of Supervisors, regarding Response to Office of Inspector General’s Third Report Back on Implementing Body Worn Cameras In Los Angeles County, June 22, 2020.

Keywords: report, office of inspector general, body worn camera program, bwc program,  deploying cameras, budget request, provisional finance uses, fiscal year 2019-20, infrastructure equipment, policy, bwc policy manual of policy and procedures.

Timeline of the Body Worn Camera Procurement Process.
This document outlines the stages experienced for the implementation of BWC’s.

Keywords: body worn camera program, bwc program,  deploying cameras, budget request, provisional finance uses, fiscal year 2019-20, infrastructure equipment, policy, bwc policy manual of policy and procedures.

LETTER FROM PRIOR SHERIFF TO CEO – FEBRUARY 20, 2018

This letter effectively suspended the “rollout of a BWC program.”  Additionally, the former sheriff declined engaging an expert consultant, with community engagement, as recommended by the Board, citing budgetary and staffing issues.

Keywords: report, office of inspector general, CEO, body worn camera program, bwc program,  deploying cameras, budget request, provisional finance uses, fiscal year 2019-20, infrastructure equipment, policy, bwc policy manual of policy and procedures.

RESPONSE TO OIG THIRD REPORT BACK ON IMPLEMENTING BWC IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY – JUNE 22, 2020

This letter corrects the numerous factual inconsistencies made by the OIG’s most recent report back to the BOS.

Keywords: report, office of inspector general, body worn camera program, bwc program, deploying cameras, budget request, provisional finance uses, fiscal year 2019-20, infrastructure equipment, policy, bwc policy manual of policy and procedures.

FORMER SHERIFF’S PLAN TO IMPLEMENT BWCS – OCTOBER 10, 2017

This document shows the bloated $55M per year boondoggle the former sheriff submitted to the BOS and CEO, but failed to implement.

Keywords: report, office of inspector general, body worn camera program, bwc program, deploying cameras, budget request, provisional finance uses, fiscal year 2019-20, infrastructure equipment, policy, bwc policy manual of policy and procedures.

FORMER SHERIFF’S PLAN TO IMPLEMENT BWCS – OCTOBER 10, 2017

This document shows the bloated $55M per year boondoggle the former sheriff submitted to the BOS and CEO, but failed to implement.

Keywords: report, office of inspector general, body worn camera program, bwc program, deploying cameras, budget request, provisional finance uses, fiscal year 2019-20, infrastructure equipment, policy, bwc policy manual of policy and procedures.

FORMER SHERIFF’S PLAN TO IMPLEMENT BWCS – OCTOBER 10, 2017

This document shows the bloated $55M per year boondoggle the former sheriff submitted to the BOS and CEO, but failed to implement.

Keywords: report, office of inspector general, body worn camera program, bwc program, deploying cameras, budget request, provisional finance uses, fiscal year 2019-20, infrastructure equipment, policy, bwc policy manual of policy and procedures.