The head of L.A.’s Police Union says the public should be skeptical of official crime numbers. Craig Lally, president of the LA Police Protective League, didn’t mince words a day after Chief Beck defended the LAPD’s crime stats.
“There’s a pressure put on city government to basically decriminalize everything. Burglary is not a burglary anymore. It’s almost like a traffic ticket now. So eventually, these statistic will be meaningless. They’re meaningless now what the crime stats are because first of all, the public’s not going to believe them, number one. And, number two, it’s going to be changed to reduce it.”
Beck says the allegations brought by Captain Lillian Carranza, of LAPD’s Van Nuys Division, are “outrageous and damn lies.” She’s claims they’ve been under-reporting crime statistics since 2014, and that some of those officials have even been promoted for their efforts. Carranza claims she was denied a promotion following her complaints. Her attorney says he expects to file a lawsuit on her behalf in the near future.
Lally was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.
Sharon Reardon, KABC News.