State DOJ Will Investigate LAPD’s Gang Member Database

The California Department of Justice will conduct an investigation into the LAPD’s CalGang database of suspected gang members amid allegations that innocent people were added to the system.

The DOJ will comb through the list of 88,000 people, audit records, review internal controls and oversee retaining efforts, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“Right now, the LAPD’s inputs are under the microscope,” State Attorney General Xavier Becerra told the publication.

Up to 20 officers have been accused of falsely entering people into the database after field reviews in an effort to inflate department statistics.

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