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In Ferguson, Missouri, police have released the name of the cop who shot Michael Brown — but in LA it’s a different story. The LAPD and the Sheriff’s department are withholding the names of officers in two controversial killings. Should they be public information? What about potential “threats” and “ongoing investigations"?

Also, what happens when so-called “sexually violent predators” are released into communities?

Banner Image: Street sign with upside down flag at #HANDSUP! rally, Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters, Downtown Los Angeles, 17 August 2014; Credit: Craig Dietrich

Producers:
Evan George
Katie Cooper

LAPD Refuses to Name Officer Who Killed Ezell Ford 16 MIN, 50 SEC

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, were reluctant to release the name of the officer who killed Michael Brown, but they did, despite concern for his safety. In Los Angeles, the LAPD has refused to reveal who killed Ezell Ford, whose parents say he was mentally ill. What’s the public reaction here?

Guests:
Matt Ferner, Huffington Post (@matthewferner)
Tyler Izen, Los Angeles Police Protective League (@LAPPL)
Peter Bibring, ACLU of Southern California (@ACLU_SoCal)

What Happens When the ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ Lives Next Door 12 MIN, 38 SEC

Convicted sex offenders are almost as unpopular as killers. So what happens when one of the few, hardcore offenders — called a “sexually violent predator” — is released back into communities following medical treatment? KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez went to the desert to find out.

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)

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