The History of the LAPD and LA’s Black Communities

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Given what’s happening across the country, many of us in Los Angeles can’t help but think back to times like the Watts riots of 1965, the Rodney King riots of 1992 and the OJ Simpson trial of 1994. Today, a brief history of the LAPD’s relations with the city’s black communities.

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Photo credit: courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library