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The Aftermath

(x)The Outcome Of The Rampart Scandal Investigation
Summaries to date of the civil settlements, the L.A.P.D.'s internal investigation, and the outcome of criminal cases.
(x)Official Reports and Reviews
Three reports came out of the Rampart scandal. The L.A.P.D.'s lengthy report of its internal investigation placed blame on individual officers, but also acknowledged managerial and supervisory shortcomings within Rampart CRASH. Two subsequent reports, one from the Los Angeles Police Commission and one requested by the Police Protection League, criticized the L.A.P.D.'s report for minimizing the scale of the corruption and failing to address the larger problems related to the force's internal culture.
(x)The Feds Step In:  The Consent Decree
On November 3, 2000, after a series of lengthy negotiations, the City of Los Angeles and the U.S. Department of Justice agreed to enter into a consent decree under which the U.S. government would oversee the operations of the L.A.P.D. for a period of five years. In turn, the Justice Department, who had accused the L.A.P.D. of "engaging in a pattern or practice of excessive force, false arrests, and unreasonable searches and seizures in violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution" agreed to drop a threatened federal lawsuit. Here's a summary of the consent decree, with a link to the full document.
(x)The Streets Of Rampart Today
FRONTLINE spoke with Rampart community residents about the effects of the scandal on their neighborhood. Following Officer Rafael Perez's allegations of widespread police corruption, the L.A.P.D.'s elite anti-gang unit CRASH, was disbanded and court-ordered injunctions against gang members have been suspended.


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