The 31st Semiannual Report of the LASD by Special Counsel Merrick J. Bobb and the Police Assessment Resource Center was released in May 2012.
The Report notes that complaints of false arrest in California raise important constitutional issues yet do not always appear to be vetted with commensurate gravity. ("Although we recognize that peace officers have relatively wide discretion to conduct searches or detentions during traffic or other stops, generally to ensure their own safety during the contact, we found that these allegations were not always as fully analyzed as they could be.")
The LASD received 2,128 complaints in 2010, of which 81% related to personnel as opposed to system-wide policy issues. According to the report the LASD public complaint process is hampered by delays and classification problems.
The Report also focused on issues at Men's Central Jail, and commended changes regarding additional cameras (to record alleged brutality and head off litigation), reduced flashlight size (to render the flashlight a less effective beating implement) and formal anti-retaliation policy (so now deputies are on explicit notice that it is not permitted for guards to retaliate against inmates).
The Report also called for progressive thinking from LASD and other agencies such as the district attorney and superior court in regards to bail reductions and home detention so that low-risk offenders don't add unnecessarily to growing tensions caused by realignment.