Officers falsely portrayed people as gang members, falsified records, Los Angeles PD says

More than a dozen Los Angeles police officers with the elite Metro Division are being investigated on suspicion of falsifying information they gathered during stops and wrongly portraying people as gang members or associates, according to multiple sources.

The officers, assigned to special patrols in South Los Angeles, are suspected of falsifying field interview cards during stops and inputting incorrect information about those questioned in an effort to boost stop statistics.

In at least one case, body camera and car recordings did not match the accounts in the field interview cards, according to the sources.

Some of the officers have been removed from active duty, the sources said.