LA’s Democrat Mayor Pushes to Lower Bar for Police Force to ‘Diversify’ LAPD

Los Angeles’ Democrat Mayor Karen Bass is pushing to lower the bar for police recruitment in an effort to “diversify” the LAPD.

As part of the mayor’s goal to make the police force more “woke,” Bass wants to allow recruits to make the grade even after they fail to qualify for training.

A summary of the mayor’s public safety goals indicates that Bass wants to remove “obstacles” that prevent underqualified but “diverse” applicants from serving in the police department.

One provision of her program states a deputy mayor will work with a “third party” to “evaluate the personnel process and identify obstacles to entry for recruits who fail to qualify for training,” Fox News reported.

Recommendations for getting rid of said obstacles will get special consideration if they relate to “ethnic groups disproportionately left out of new officer training.”

Bass insists that the measures are necessary to root out alleged “right-wing extremism” from the police force.

“We think that particular provision or that goal or that idea is dangerous,” said Tom Saggau, the spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Protective League.

“If you have police officers that can’t make minimum qualifications or attained minimum standards, for instance, there are recruits that have been in the academy that just can’t score the minimum requirements for a physical fitness test.

“One hundred is the maximum score, 50 is acceptable.

“There are folks that are scoring under 10,” he noted.

“That’s just dangerous.”

Saggau argues that recruits failing training might not “possess the mental fitness or the physical fitness ability to be a police officer.”

“That’s just a recipe for disaster,” he asserted.

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“So we think lowering standards is a dangerous precedent.”

Last week, Bass stated at a Police Academy graduation: “As your mayor, I want you to know I have committed to ensuring that you have the tools and the resources you need to be effective, and that includes making sure graduations like these have more graduates in those seats.

“I have committed to hiring more officers.”

When in Congress, Bass authored the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

The legislation intended to give funds to the NAACP, ACLU, and National Urban League in order to study “management and operations standards for law enforcement agencies, including standards relating to administrative due process, residency requirements, compensation and benefits, use of force, racial profiling, early warning and intervention systems, youth justice, school safety…”

That act also assumed that a disparate impact by race or sex among traffic stops by policemen would be considered evidence of racial profiling.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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