LAPD chief admits he didn’t address fake nude photo of captain

A fake nude photograph purportedly of a female LAPD captain shared by officers may have “smeared” her, but the chief of police said he didn’t send a departmentwide message about it because he feared “it had the potential of becoming viral.”

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore testified Thursday in Capt. Lillian Carranza’s lawsuit against the department that the image was intended to “ridicule, embarrass or harass or smear” the veteran female leader.

But after Carranza filed an official complaint in late 2018 and asked Moore to notify the 13,000 members of the force that the photo was a fake, he declined, saying to do so could create “a viral interest, human or otherwise” and a “potential for further embarrassment,” with others potentially seeking out the…



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