The LAPD is planning to expand its volunteer police force to 5,000 across the city. But some residents worry that vigilantism could take a wrong turn. We go for a ride-along.
LAPD wants more volunteers on its force, but it's complicated
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LAPD wants more volunteers, but not everyone's on board
Volunteers are the "eyes and ears" of the LAPD, as its officers like to say. One of the biggest volunteer squads is in the San Fernando Valley's Devonshire Division, which...
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USC professor: 'Do we need police at all?'
Why is the LAPD having trouble finding black and brown volunteers? “It doesn’t seem particularly insightful for us to want to be a part of that system.
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