More than 300 undercover cops in Los Angeles were exposed and took to suing the city as a woke nonprofit leaked the information of all city police officers. This was part of its evil campaign to “abolish the police state.”
They Want to Abolish the Police
The blow against the Los Angeles Police Department came from the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. It bills itself as a “watchdog building power” for abolishing “the police state,” an apparent euphemism for getting rid of the police.
The far-left organization not only received the photos and personal information of over 9,300 LAPD cops, but also thought it was a great idea to leak those online by setting up a searchable database, The Daily Caller reported, citing AP.
Over 300 of the offices whose data was leaked were undercover cops. The LA attorney’s office claimed the LAPD was obliged by law to provide the leftist group records of its cops, with photographs and detailed information.
However, California’s state legislation does make an exception to such requirement over “safety or investigative reasons.
UPDATE on LAPD's photo drop: The city of LA is suing me and the StopLAPDSpying Coalition, alleging that I illegally posses the photos they gave me.
— benjamin (@bencamach0) April 5, 2023
More than 300 LAPD officers gave notice that they will file a negligence lawsuit against the city for allegedly endangering their lives by releasing their photographs. https://t.co/LIXLJvmJPD
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 4, 2023
THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES JUST SUED US.
They want us to hide public records from https://t.co/UHon4behLS and for “the County Sheriff to seize said property.”
This is a new low. The city is suing community groups and journalists for publishing public records. pic.twitter.com/sIoCHIxfgx
— Stop LAPD Spying Coalition (@stoplapdspying) April 6, 2023
Police Can’t Be ‘Shrouded in Secrecy,’ Communists Say
Lawyer Matthew McNicholas, who represents 321 undercover cops, argues that the LAPD should have exempted his clients, all of whom use their anonymity to be able to do their jobs in service of society.
The attorney pointed out the leak endangered the lives of his clients and their families. It has caused the termination of several major investigations dealing with gangs, drugs, and sex traffickers.
McNicholas blasted the “negligent disclosure” of his client’s identities. They will no longer be able to work as undercover cops and might not even be able to do any police work ever again.
Besides McNicholas’s lawsuits, the LA Police Protective League, the department’s union, also filed separate suits against police chief Michel Moore, seeking to “claw back” the undercover officers’ photos, as well as prevent any such leaks in the future.
Moore himself admitted to the leak, saying “we erred” and their photographs shouldn’t have been leaked to the crazies.
Will someone please think of the undercover LAPD officers? 🥲🥲🥲 pic.twitter.com/IThXbg4ij9
— People's City Council (@PplsCityCouncil) March 28, 2023
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— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 5, 2023