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Police union's take on what we've learned from the riots

In its communication this week on the riots, the Police Protective League downplays the role of the riots in changing the department. It includes an interesting stat: about 7 in 9 of today's officers were not in the LAPD at the time of the riots, or by extension at the time that Rodney King was beaten in the dark on Foothill Boulevard.
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LAPD Officer-Involved Shootings Up 58% From Last Year

United States / Los Angeles : LAist (3 years ago)

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United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (4 years ago)

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United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (6 years ago)

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