The Los Angeles Police Protection League responded Friday to an anti-police website that claims it put a “bounty” on the head of a police officer after posting city police photos and other personal information exposed in a public records request. I filed a lawsuit on behalf of three police officers. , according to the report.
The recent release of information on more than 9,300 LAPD officers has caused an uproar within the department after it was demanded by a police abolitionist group called the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. It also incorrectly included the name of an undercover agent.
Police Chief Michael Moore told FOX 11 last week, “I deeply regret that this mistake happened.” I understand what my family has endured as Chief, and how embarrassing this is for members of this organization, even before that, who are involved in classified and/or classified investigations.”
He added, “We believe those on the list are criminals, endangering the safety of officers, demanding bounties, and offering bounties to individuals who go out and try to kill officers.” Added.
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According to the Los Angeles Times, police officers Adam Gross, Adrian Rodriguez and Douglas Panameno, none of whom are conducting a secret investigation, named killercop.com owner Stephen Sutcliffe in the lawsuit. and requested that the photo be removed from the website.
This is the first lawsuit related to the release, according to the newspaper.
According to the complaint, Sutcliffe also has the Twitter handle @killercop1984, and on March 20, Ross said, “Remember, #Rewards are doubled for #detectives and #cops throughout the year.” allegedly posted an image citing the legal counsel of The Los Angeles Police Protection League said killercop.com would offer anyone who killed a cop $1,000 for him and $2,000 for her, according to court documents, The Times reported.
The same Twitter handle was linked to a database of police headshots in another tweet.
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“The posts, the nature of the posts, they’re not just threatening,” Moore said, according to the New York Post. was one of the things I worried and feared that others would use them to intimidate officers when I released them ostensibly to be transparent.”
Los Angeles Police Department Detective Jamie McBride called the release of this information “reckless” in a FOX 11 interview.
“Several officers have informed us that they are considering other departments before committing time to the Los Angeles Police Department. “Because I don’t feel it,” he said, adding that the Los Angeles Police Protection Federation had filed a complaint against Moore.
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Moore told Fox 11, “We’ve got the FBI and District Attorneys in, and we’re going to go after people who got the information that was released. They’re asking that it’s not against the individual who owes it.
Sutcliffe told the Post that his “free speech” was violated in the lawsuit.
“Malicious. Retaliation. Vengeful and frivolous. Their moves are full of lies,” he claimed.
Sutcliffe and Moore did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.