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Just the Facts, Ma'am 

Everything you wanted to know about the LAPD

Wednesday, Sep 4 2002
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Number of police chiefs who became mayor: 1

Number of LAPD chiefs since 1876: 51

Number of years former Chief Bernard Parks served with LAPD: 37

Number of years former Chief Bernard Parks served as chief: 5

Number of years an LAPD officer can serve as chief: 10

Original name of LAPD’s Metropolitan Division: Crime Crushers

Name given to Internal Affairs in the 1930s: Super Snoopers

Number of years the Super Snoopers spied on city officials: 3

LAPD’s first regulation uniform in 1874: frontier-style felt hat and hip-length blue serge coat

Value of LAPD’s equipment roster in 1885: $354

Number of calls that LAPD patrol drivers responded to in 1985: 2,979

Number of 911 calls in 2001 in 1985: 919,775

Estimated average response time for all emergency calls for service including 911 in 2001: 13.73 minutes

Number of times the Symbionese Liberation Army refused LAPD’s surrender offer on May 16, 1974, when the group barricaded themselves in a house on East 54th Street: 29

Ratio of sworn officers to citizens in 1980: 1:500

To date, the dollar amount the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation has distributed in grants to employees, spouses and children: $7.5 million

Cost of an LAPD souvenir Natural BBQ apron from LAPD’s online gift shop: $21

Cost of an LAPD commemorative silver coin from LAPD’s online gift shop: $75

Number of baton blows officers delivered upon Rodney King in a period of two minutes, producing 11 skull fractures, brain damage and kidney damage: 56

Number of LAPD officers on the scene when Rodney King was beaten: 21

Time that passed between indictment of Sergeant Stacey C. Koon, Officer Laurence M. Powell, Officer Theodore Briseno and Officer Timothy Wind and the start of the Rodney King trial: 1 year

Number of deaths in the six days of rioting after the Rodney King Verdict: 52

Number of injured in those riots: 2,383

Number of people killed during the 1965 Watts riots: 34

Number of people arrested during the six days of rioting after the Rodney King verdict: 13,212

Number of arrests during the 2000 Democratic National Convention: 303

Number of arrests during the 1965 Watts riots: 4,000

Estimated property damage in Los Angeles County after the 1992 riots: $1 billion

Total cost to taxpayers for Rodney King’s 1991 beating, which included three criminal and civil trials in state and federal courts: $21 million

Amount paid out to victims as a result of Rampart-related claims or lawsuits: $40 million

Amount a federal jury awarded Rodney King in damages: $3.8 million

Months served by Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell for beating up Rodney King: 30

Year Stacey Koon’s book, Presumed Guilty: The Tragedy of the Rodney King Affair, hit the stands: 1992

Amount Koon was charging for an autographed copy of Presumed Guilty: The Tragedy of the Rodney King Affair while he was in federal prison: $1,000

Amount of the claim city officials denied former Police Chief Daryl F. Gates when he tried to recover costs that he contended he incurred while battling the Police Commission for his job after the police beating of Rodney King: $364,596

Number of African-Americans arrested by LAPD during the last six months of 2001: 18,670

Number of Latinos arrested by LAPD during the last six months of 2001: 27,491

Number of Caucasians arrested by LAPD during the last six months of 2001: 9,863

Number of Latinos arrested for robbery/homicide during the last six months of 2001: 25

Number of times Detective Mark Fuhrman used the word "nigger" while being audiotaped: 41

Amount for which the city settled in 1995 with several civil rights groups after they presented evidence that LAPD’s K-9 Unit handlers had used excessive force: $3.6 million

Number of officer-involved domestic-violence cases LAPD investigated between 1990 and 1997 that the inspector general reviewed and deemed "flawed and skewed": 227

Amount LAPD received in federal grants for the hiring of new officers and to enhance communications and technological capabilities between 1993 and 1997: $141 million

Number of murders a day in 1853, when LAPD was formed: 1

Number of gambling casinos LAPD said contributed to the high murder rate at that time: 400

Number of overtime hours LAPD allows its officers according to its current budget: 1.2 million

Number of hits LAPD Online received from January to May 2002: 32,400,311

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