LAPD disciplinary panel recommends that detective should be fired over remarks

A Los Angeles Po­lice De­part­ment board of rights pan­el re­com­men­ded last week that a vet­er­an nar­cot­ics de­tect­ive be fired for com­ments he made at a train­ing ses­sion nearly a year ago. The dis­cip­lin­ary board con­cluded that some of Det. Frank Lyga’s com­ments had a “ra­cial tone” and “caused ir­re­par­able dam­age to the de­part­ment’s im­age and gave fod­der to our de­tract­ors who be­lieve that the LAPD har­bors ra­cist of­ficers.” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck up­held the re­com­mend­a­tion and fired Lyga, send­ing the pa­per­work to the Po­lice Com­mis­sion on Wed­nes­day.