The Los Angeles Police Commission is set today to accept the second installment of a nearly $1.17 million gift to build a centralized “homicide library” where detectives can look up case information about murder victims.
The Los Angeles Police Commission will formally accept $918,346 from the Los Angeles Police Foundation to be used to “complete the build-out” of the library, according to the board’s agenda. The department accepted a $250,000 donation from the foundation last year.
The library, to be located at a department facility in Westchester, will bring together information that is currently spread out around the city.
It will serve as a “centralized location for the housing of murder books, provide a digital and searchable database of all homicide cases for investigations” and offer victims’ family members and witnesses “a stress- free location to openly discuss ongoing investigations,” according to a department report.