Police in LA have often been criticized for their approach to the homeless - rousting them, throwing away their belongings and arresting them for minor offenses. Now the city has a new strategy for policing the homeless. It’s based on compassion. A new team of police officers are acting more like social workers than cops.
LAPD Officer Josh Fillinger and an LAPD mental health specialist look inside a homeless encampment. (Photo: Anna Scott)