Los Angeles District Attorney (LADA) George Gascón said threats have been made on LAPD officers after names and photos of more than 9,000 were published online.

The information was unintentionally released by LAPD after a records request, with a site later publishing the officer names and information, including agents working undercover.

“LADA is aware that a searchable online database published photos of more than 9,300 Los Angeles Police Department officers, complete with name, ethnicity, rank, date of hire, division/bureau and badge number, including those officers who work undercover,” Gascón said in a statement. “LADA is also aware that threats have been made against officers whose names and information were disclosed on this website. LADA takes the safety of police officers seriously and is working with law enforcement to ensure that anyone threatening to harm law enforcement officers will be held accountable.”

The information has been posted by the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, who state their purpose as “building power toward abolition of the police state.” It is not unusual for the community organization to express their disdain for LAPD initiatives at Los Angeles City Council meetings, most recently with the robot dog the department has attempted to deploy for its SWAT team.

The officer information is now being published in the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition’s “Watch the Watcher” tool, which allows users to look up officer information based on their name or serial number. The website claims that using records requests, it is planning to further its database with officer payroll and disciplinary records.

Moore said LAPD is working with the FBI and the District Attorney’s office to not only retrieve the sensitive information, but make sure violent threats against officers are not met.




































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