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Encyclopedia > Brian S. Bentley

Brian S. Bentley is a former Los Angeles Police Department officer and the author of a book about police brutality. His first book, One Time: The Story of a South Central Los Angeles Police, graphically depicts his involvement in the cover-up of suspect beatings. "One Time" is an urban slang term for "the Police." In 1997, Bentley was the subject of an extensive Internal Affairs investigation that included over three hundred allegations of misconduct and seven months of surveillance, all stemming from his book. To this date, he still holds the record for the most allegations of misconduct in LAPD history. “LAPD” redirects here. ... Internal Affairs can refer to: Internal Affairs, a 1990 movie[1] starring Richard Gere and Andy Garcia and which was set in the Internal Affairs department of the Los Angeles Police Department. ... Surveillance cameras An helicopter flying over Lille, France, watching for possible rioting after the 2007 presidential election Surveillance is the monitoring of behavior. ...

During eleven hours of interviewing, Internal Affairs sergeants advised Bentley that he would be fired and prosecuted if he admitted to witnessing corruption or misconduct by his coworkers. Bentley had no choice but to sign a statement and verbally deny all knowledge of police corruption in the LAPD. Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organisations around the world. ...

Coincidentally, Bentley was a coworker and friend of convicted bank robber and Rampart police officer David Mack. Former Officer Mack was sentenced to fourteen years in federal prison for robbing a Bank of America branch and he was a partner of former Officer Rafael Pérez of Rampart Division. David Mack is one of the central figures in the LAPD Rampart police corruption scandal. ... See also Banc of America Securities, Banc of America Investment Services, Inc. ... Rafael Perez is the central figure in the LAPD Rampart Scandal. ... Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums, usually known as CRASH, was a special unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, Rampart Division, devoted to reduction of gang violence. ...

Bentley has defended officers accused of corruption in the Rampart Scandal, claiming they were unfairly targeted by investigator Russell Poole. The Rampart Scandal refers to widespread corruption of the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) anti-gang unit of the LAPD Rampart Division in the late 1990s. ... Russell Poole is a former LAPD detective most noted for taking over the investigation of the slain rapper, The Notorious B.I.G. After months of investigating and substantial amounts of evidence, Poole accused an LAPD officer, David Mack, along with his friend and his friend Amir Muhammad, had something...

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