LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of an elite police crime suppression team are under investigation over allegations that they falsified records and listed some innocent people as gang members, the Los Angeles police said Monday.
Ten officers have been assigned to home while others were taken off patrol, Police Chief Michel Moore told KNX-AM news radio.
"What would motivate them?" Moore said. "That is something that we're looking at very intensely."
The months-long investigation began in early 2019 when a mother in the San Fernando Valley was notified that her son had been identified as a gang member, according to a Police Department statement.
"She believed her son was misidentified and reported the mistake to a supervisor at a nearby police station. The supervisor immediately reviewed the