Has the Federal Consent Decree Improved the LAPD?

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A recent report says the Los Angeles Police Department has lived down the Rampart Scandal and Rodney King beating. Should a federal consent decree come to an end? Should the police be exempted from budget cuts facing every other department? We talk with the Chief and others. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the astronauts are ready to come back to Earth on Friday. We hear about upgrading the Hubble Space Telescope, what age-old questions it's now prepared to address and whether manned space flight has a future.


Banner image: A Los Angeles police car burns in the street after being turned over by rioters 29 April 1992. Rioting broke out after the acquittal of four police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King in 1991. Photo: STF/AFP/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal