Alfred “Al” Labrada Wiki – Alfred “Al” Labrada Biography
LAPD Deputy Chief Alfred “Al” Labrada was placed on administrative leave Tuesday over the allegations, Police Chief Michael Moore announced to the LAPD Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, the LA Times reported. Labrada allegedly placed an Apple AirTag inside the unidentified officer’s belongings and connected the device to his city-issued cell phone to track the woman’s location. The officer discovered the device inside a waterproof Pelican case, used to transport electronic devices, inside her personal car, according to KTLA. Officials were able to trace the tag to the phone provided by the city of Labrada. Shortly after the report was filed on Sept. 7, Los Angeles police opened an investigation into Labrada and confiscated his cellphone, the outlet reported, citing sources. Moore called the allegations “deeply troubling” in making his announcement. “We will continue to cooperate with the outside agency as they continue their investigation, as well as conduct our internal investigation,” Moore said, according to the outlet. “That means consequences if these allegations turn out to be true.”
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Labrada joined the Los Angeles Police Department as a probationary officer in 1993, after serving six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. In 2022, Labrada was promoted to his current position of deputy chief. He is the director of the Office of Special Operations, in charge of most of the specialized units where he oversees several offices, including the Office of Special Operations and Counterterrorism, the Detective Bureau, and the Office of Transit Services. He is one of three deputy police chiefs who report directly to Moore. During the meeting, Police Board Commission Chairman Erroll Southers said he directed the inspector general’s office to monitor the LAPD investigation to “ensure objectivity, impartiality and the future.” When the news first broke, Labrada remained in his position before voluntarily taking a week-long “leave from command” until he was placed on paid leave on Tuesday, CBS News reported.
Labrada is fighting the allegations and has hired a civil and criminal attorney for when the Los Angeles Police Department releases its findings. “To our understanding, what occurred today was standard procedure and nothing further should be interpreted other than that the matter remains under investigation,” his civil attorney, Jeremy Tissot, said in a statement to the newspaper. “We want to jointly clarify that, in our opinion, what has been reported so far in the media is false regarding the harassment allegations. The relationship and circumstances have also been mischaracterized.” Labrada also serves as the LAPD department’s liaison for Latino communities, immigration policies, gang reduction, youth development and is currently overseeing planning efforts for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Labrada’s leave comes during a surge in crime in the California city, where violent crimes have increased 8.6% according to a June survey. It also comes as two models were found dead in their Los Angeles apartments, days apart. Nichole Coates and Maleesa Mooney were found to be victims of suspected homicides just two days apart.