The thirty day suspension of CRASH unit activities and transfer of CRASH personnel are positive - but inadequate - steps in restoring confidence in the operations of the LAPD. Fundamental change is what is essential.

The ACLU renews its call to city leaders to create an independent blue-ribbon commission that can look at the systemic problems throughout the department, with a procedure in place to ensure that changes are actually implemented. The problems are structural and cultural. Piecemeal change is not the answer.