LBPD Releases Use-of-Force Data
The Long Beach Police Department has released data presenting a 31 percent decrease in use-of-force engagements since 2015.
According to the data presented by the LBPD, it shows by, and large use-of-force incidents and police-involved shootings have decreased.
In 2015, 493 use-of-force incidents occurred; in 2019, there were 340, a 31% drop.
There were nine officer-involved-shootings in 2015; in 2019, there were three cases, a 33% drop.
The use of force data presented by the LBPD does not give a breakdown by race. This week, it was revealed that the LBPD spent $31 million in settlements and legal fees in police misconduct cases ranging from officer-involved shootings to use of force since 2013, according to data released by Long Beach City Councilmember Jeanie Pearce on Wednesday.