Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing

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The Rampart Scandal in the 1990s finally led to meaningful police reform in the LAPD. But many LAPD watchers today wonder if the police department isn’t reverting to old, dangerous behaviors that lead to the unfair treatment of the city’s poor, minority residents. Monday, the LAPD will roll out its first batch of body cameras. Officers assigned to the San Fernando Valley will begin testing the cameras next week, and South L.A. officers will get body cameras in mid-September. Is change coming?

Credits

Guest:
Joe Domanick - John Jay College of Criminal Justice - @JohnJayCollege

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath