Sunday, November 5, 2023

Someone has been filing "uniquely detailed and specific" anonymous complaints against senior members of the Los Angeles Police Department


But because of the uniquely detailed and specific nature of the claims, Mel Smith’s identity has been a matter of intense speculation among the department’s upper echelons for months, with some suspecting a high-level insider is responsible.


allegations ranging from disputes over a coveted office at police headquarters to more serious matters such as steering contracts in exchange for bribes.


One source familiar with the claims said they appear to be from an “internal malcontent that is not getting their way.” The person said Mel Smith is exploiting the department’s complaint system, which allows anyone to remain anonymous while making “petty” allegations against a colleague. All of the claims are investigated — at the expense of taxpayers, the source said.