Tag Archives: police

  • BlackandBlueNews: Retired LAPD Sergeant Speaks Out on Department Bias & Favoritism

    Nov 18, 14 by BlackandBlueNews1 Leave a comment

    * The LAPD’s chickens have come home to roost. A recent LA Times article reports an internal LAPD survey completed amidst a chorus of unfair discipline by its’ officers and at the behest of Police Chief Charlie Beck found that LAPD officers feel the chief is unfair and impartial as it relates to discipline. Well, in […]

  • BlackandBlueNews: Problems in Ferguson Extend Beyond Grand Jury Decision

    Nov 11, 14 by Cheryl Dorsey, Retired LAPD Sergeant 9 Comments

    *The problems in Ferguson, Missouri, will continue long after the Grand Jury’s final decision. The tensions in the community will undoubtedly be exacerbated if the US Justice Department declines to pursue civil rights violations against Officer Darren Wilson. The real problem in Ferguson is the fact that the residents are stuck with a police department […]

  • BlackandBlueNews: Police Manhunts & Race: Eric Frein & Christopher Dorner

    Nov 4, 14 by Cheryl Dorsey, Retired LAPD Sergeant 2 Comments

    *After a massive 48-day manhunt, three deputy U. S. Marshals saw accused cop killer, Eric Frein “moving through tall grass…” and they “could see his hands…he had no weapon.” Frein was taken into custody near an abandoned airport hangar, without incident. This was very different from the Christopher Dorner manhunt which ended in a shootout […]

  • Ferguson Police Chief Denies Report He is Stepping Down

    Oct 29, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Ferguson, Missouri’s police chief says he isn’t going anywhere. Chief Tom Jackson and the town’s mayor are denying a CNN report that the he will step down as early as next week as the town awaits a grand jury decision on whether it will charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael […]

  • Black & Blue News: A Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day- LAPD’s Disciplinary System

    Oct 23, 14 by Retired LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey 1 Comment

    *Today, LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck was right. The Chief fired disgraced LAPD Detective Frank Lyga who had been found guilty, at an administrative Board of Rights (BOR), of making racist remarks and disparaging comments.  As a retired LAPD sergeant and often vocal critic of the Los Angeles Police Department, I thought it important to […]

  • BlackandBlueNews: What Happens When A White Woman ‘Interferes’ with Police?

    Oct 14, 14 by Cheryl Dorsey, retired LAPD sergeant & author Leave a comment

    *No use of force. No Taser. No arrest. As a retired veteran sergeant of the Los Angeles Police Department, I have been a participant/observer in the “tale of two police departments.” That is, the way officers treat  affluent community members versus citizens who are less fortunate. And believe me, it’s no secret among the rank […]