LA Police Panel Considers Revising Officer Shooting Rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The civilian commission overseeing the Los Angeles Police Department is considering implementing new rules involving officer-involved shootings, including releasing video of the shootings to the public more quickly.

Also under consideration by the Los Angeles Police Commission is a proposal to provide more training to officers on how to handle tense confrontations without resorting to gunfire.

The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that the commission will take up the issues next week.

The proposal to release video of a shooting more quickly has been one police departments have traditionally resisted to avoid tainting an ongoing investigation.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck recently dispensed with the tradition, however, when he quickly released video showing a teenager killed by police was armed with a gun.

Some witnesses said the teen was unarmed.

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