This program started 23 years ago with Los Angeles still in the throes of the Rodney King riots. Among people of color, the LAPD was regarded as an occupying army. Since then, a string of police chiefs have instituted reforms. KCRW producer David Weinberg begins his report on community policing with an officer who grew up in South Los Angeles and who's helping to implement changes.
Photo: John Mack and LAPD Chief William Bratton talk during a COMPSTAT meeting on October 20, 2009. (Eric Richardson)
Brenda Stevenson, University of California, Los Angeles / Stanford University, @uclahist
Connie Rice, Advancement Project in Los Angeles, @ConnieRicePCN
Joe Domanick, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, @JohnJayCollege
Stevenson's 'The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender and the Origins of the LA Riots'
Rice's 'Concedes Nothing: One Woman’s Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones'