entrapment /ɪnˈtrapm(ə)nt , , ɛnˈtrapm(ə)nt/
▸ noun [mass noun] the state of being caught in or as in a trap:
the feeling of entrapment grows as the roads close and the power goes out
nerve entrapment often occurs in throwing sports.
▪ the action of tricking someone into committing a crime in order to secure their prosecution:
his style of investigation constitutes entrapment.
investigation /ɪnˌvɛstɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n /
▸ noun [mass noun] the action of investigating something or someone; formal or systematic examination or research:
he is under investigation for receiving illicit funds.
▪ [count noun] a formal inquiry or systematic study:
an investigation into fresh allegations of malpractice
a murder investigation.
– ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin investigatio(n-), from the verb investigare (see investigate).
Looks like entrapment to me. LAPD might better use their time investigating their unsolved burglaries and murders, but what do I know.
The threat of an Uber/Lyft driver is probably more important.