LA City Council Votes on Homeless Settlement

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In a case filed by the ACLU, federal courts ruled that it's unconstitutional for the LAPD to arrest people who sleep on the streets of Skid Row because there aren't enough beds for the homeless. To avoid time-consuming appeals of that ruling, Chief William Bratton worked out a deal with the ACLU to allow sidewalk sleeping--only in a defined area and only at night. Today, by a vote of 10-to-3, the LA City Council turned him down.




Warren Olney


Frances Anderton