In Los Angeles, one of the best stories to cover has been misconduct within the LAPD and the much larger Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. An investigation in this Sunday’s Los Angeles Times proves that yet again. Reporters obtained a secret list of hundreds of sheriff's deputies with histories of bad behavior, such as filing false police reports. We get Kevin Roderick's take on the list.
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