April 8, 2014 | Posted by Nick Chiles
Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators.
The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which includes Watts and the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens housing projects—were missing the antennas that help capture what officers say in the field. The review discovered at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions also had antennas removed.
About half of the cars were modified to prevent recording the officers. I'd venture a guess that about half of this department is not fit to be police officers.
If you live in the US or you visit the US, dashcams or other video recorders are pretty much required gear today. Our police have gone completely, totally, batshit crazy.