News Worms
News Worms

LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal

LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal

Today's arrest is the latest installment in a scandal that began last week, when members of the cadet program were first suspected of having stolen and crashed several police cruisers.

Their relationship took place outside the 77th Street Division station where the 10-year veteran worked.

A swarm of LAPD officers arrived at Cain's home Thursday to execute a search warrant and warned residents there may have been explosives inside the home, according to the neighbor, who said Cain lived there with his mother.

Cain is free on bail, but it was unclear whether he had an attorney. He also had no significant discipline history record of use-of-force.

Los Angeles police officer Liliana Preciado sets up a display board showing an images of officer Robert Cain in preparation for a news conference Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Los Angeles.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck personally slapped the cuffs on 31-year old Robert Cain. Investigators uncovered text messages between Cain and the 15-year-old that suggested "inappropriate behavior", and also revealed Cain probably knew the cadets were stealing cruisers and equipment, Beck said.

When Beck learned of the alleged criminal conduct involving Cain, he said he made the decision to make the arrest himself.

An LAPD supervisor doing inventory discovered that a squad auto was missing from the 77th Street station June 14, and the investigation quickly identified a female cadet caught on camera driving it off the lot, Beck said last week.

The cadet program has more than 2,300 active participants, and Beck continued to express support for the program.

"I find the actions of Cain, if they are proven, to be despicable", Beck said at a press conference on Thursday. "The charges against this officer are deeply disturbing, and I have been assured he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law", Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement.

Beck has already ordered a "top-to-bottom" review of the cadet program and suspended the initiative at the 77th Street and Pacific divisions, but Englander said Friday his motion would invite public input and discussion about issues facing the program. "If these disgusting allegations are true, we applaud the department for taking swift action to arrest this individual for this vile crime".

Investigators said the teens used the name of a vacationing sergeant to sign out the vehicles - as well as stun guns and radios.

"Even though we are very disappointed and unsatisfied with what happened over the last week, I realize the value of the program and that it is an important way for many young people in Los Angeles to increase their chance for success in later years, even if they don't become police officers, and actually most don't, but I think it prepares for life like so many quality youth programs do", Beck said. "I hope the media attend so they can see the other 2,200 cadets who so well serve this city".


editors' picks

June 25, 2017
Vermont House blocks consideration of marijuana bill
The voter-approved law says cities and towns can only ban marijuana sales with a locally adopted referendum. Unlike the House , the Senate version of the bill doesn't repeal and replace the existing law.

June 24, 2017
Sega Brings Retro Titles to Mobile With "Sega Forever"
Games will be free to play and ad-supported, though SEGA will likely provide an option to pay a subscription for no-ads. Let us know in our discussions and join us on Discord , on our Facebook page , or Twitter !

June 24, 2017
Cosby holdouts prevented guilty verdict, juror says
After more than 20 hours of additional talks, the jurors on Saturday advised the judge that they remained hopelessly deadlocked. A third count, which specifically alleged that Constand was unconscious during the assault, had only one holdout for acquittal.

June 24, 2017
Legalised marijuana linked to rise in auto collisions
On average, the traffic-related death rate for those aged 15 to 44 dropped following the passage of medical marijuana laws . It would also consist of members from marijuana advocacy groups, state educators, and state health officials.

June 24, 2017
Bayern Warn EPL Giants Against Lewandowski Swoop in No Holds Barred Statement
Could Lewandowski leave Bayern? The same goes for Manchester United , who chose not to renew Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract. Last seasons Premier League Champions Chelsea will hope Lewandowski can help aid their title defense.

June 24, 2017
Uber Employees Start Petition to Reinstate Travis Kalanick
To this moment, more than a thousand serving Uber employees have already signed the petition, Axios has reported . Nor do they include drivers, who are contractors and have a fraught relationship with the company they work for.

June 24, 2017
Deputies firing on charging dog hit, kill teen boy
Soon after the shooting, authorities found Garcia-Muro suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest near the back of the complex. Deputies , then paramedics treated him, before Garcia-Muno was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he died.

June 24, 2017
Lalu again appeals to Nitish to reconsider decision on Kovind
This decision was taken in a crucial meeting of opposition parties which was attended by leaders of 17 parties. Earlier, Janta D (U) confirmed that they will support Kovind the President.

June 24, 2017
Bernie Sanders: GOP health care bill 'most harmful' ever
Already, Trumpcare will cut up to 23 million people off health insurance rolls and start a drastic reduction in Medicaid benefits to the poor and middle class.

June 24, 2017
Fabinho sends message to Man United fans about 'tempting' transfer
Unsurprisingly, Manchester United cropped up as a topic and Fabinho was asked what Man United shirt he would wear next season. Speaking to Esporte Interativo , he said: "It's a tempting invitation".