Ex-LAPD Sergeant Broke City Rules by Leaking Audio of ‘Django Unchained’ Actress: Ethics Commission
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission decided Tuesday that a former police sergeant broke city rules by leaking to reporters an audio recording from his controversial stop of an actress from “Django Unchained.”
In a nod to what one commissioner described as the “extraordinary circumstances” of the case, however, the board opted in a 4-0 vote to fine now-retired Sgt. Jim Parker $500 — far less than the $10,000 maximum penalty he faced.
Tuesday’s ruling caps an unusual investigation by the Ethics Commission and a headline-grabbing story that has for months drawn the attention of those within the LAPD.
The commission found that Parker broke two ethics rules: sharing confidential information and by doing so, creating a private advantage for himself.
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