LAPD Starts Blogging to Address Media Coverage

Posted on May 12, 2006 reports that the LAPD has started a blog. Chief William J. Bratton has a message on the new LAPD blog.

By using this Blog, the LAPD hopes to maintain an open dialogue with the communites we serve and those who have an interest in the men and women of this organization. We encourage you to express your opinions about current events through respectful and insightful discussion. We reserve the right to refuse to post those comments that contain inappropriate language and/or material. In the near future, we intend to expand our Blogging capabilities to all 19 Area Stations. says that "the chief and his staff also plan to use the blog to address media coverage they find misleading or unfair." That sounds like a good use of the blog. It should also create quite a stir among the local L.A. press. The blog will also cover events, recruitment and news items.

Sean Bonner at encouraged the LAPD to get blogging back February and recently visited the LAPD offering his insight.

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