LAPD Insiders Say Terror Preparedness is 'Smoke and Mirrors'

MEDIA WATCH: NBC4--LAPD insiders say terror preparedness is "smoke and mirrors." Jenna Susko reports for NBC4 News on Feb. 12, 2016. (Published Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016)


The city of Los Angeles is not ready for a terrorist attack due to a lack of training, equipment and confidence, several Los Angeles Police Department insiders told the NBC4 I-Team.

Some members of the LAPD's Metro Division, tasked with everything from crime suppression to counterterrorism, told the I-Team they are frustrated by what they called the appearance of readiness. Their identities were concealed because they said they fear retaliation.

"It's frustrating we are telling the public we are ready for a terrorist-style attack when we haven't even finished training to how to walk through a door," a source within the division said. (Read the rest, see video)