Audit Finds LAPD Lax In First Aid, CPR Retraining

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An audit says the Los Angeles Police Department has been failing to provide first aid and CPR retraining courses for thousands of its officers.

The report by the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Office of Inspector General says the LAPD is very effective when it comes to making sure officers are thoroughly trained with weapons and driving.

But the study dated Oct. 1 and based on a sample of 163 officers says LAPD had a zero compliance rate when making sure officers are up-to-date on first aid techniques.

State law encourages departments to provide regular refresher courses for certain officers in first aid and CPR. At the LAPD, that would cover more than 3,700 officers.

The audit says LAPD recently set up a refresher training program for first aid and CPR to bring itself into compliance.

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