The future of the LAPD

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Santa Monica police officers Sgt. Leyva and Lt. Flores take a knee during a moment of silence for George Floyd, during a protest against racial injustice. June 4, 2020, Santa Monica, CA. Photo by Ted Soqui/SIPA USA.

Two LA City Councilmembers introduced a motion today that would replace some LAPD officers with unarmed, non-law enforcement workers tasked with responding to non-violent service calls.