Investigators will be talking directly with people throughout the police department: rank and file officers, civilian staff, all the way up to the people in the Chief's Office. They will also be taking input from the community.
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Lawyers from the DOJ will be conducting the investigation. They will bring in police subject matter experts to assist them.
This is a civil investigation. They are not looking to criminally investigate individual officers. If they come across criminal activity, they will turn it over to the DOJ Criminal Division.
The DOJ indicated that the investigation would be anywhere from 6 - 12 months.
LMPD will continue to provide essential services to the community, while simultaneously continuing to engage in a top to bottom review of its operations.
A recurrence of a "negative" behavior.