Is the LAPD Stepping Backwards?

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Since the Rodney King beating and the riots of 1992, new police chiefs and commissions have earned high marks for reforming the Los Angeles Police Department. But lately, there's been a string of jury verdicts for abuse and misconduct. It's usually the taxpayers who are on the hook but, in one case, jurors assessed punitive damages against an individual officer.

Credits

Guests:
Joel Rubin - Los Angeles Times - @joelrubin, Earl Ofari Hutchinson - journalist and civil rights activist - @earlhutchinson, Richard Drooyan - Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Caitlin Shamberg, Evan George