Is the LAPD Over-Reacting to a Hostile Atmosphere?

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Last Saturday night, two officers of the LAPD shot and killed a man in Van Nuys after the back window of their patrol car was broken out by a beer bottle. The man was unarmed, but has not been identified. The officers’ attorney says they rightfully feared for their lives because of a video they were shown at roll call.

Chief Charlie Beck initially said the video represented a possible threat. Now he says that it did not. The editorial board of the LA Times says a lot of questions still need to be answered.




Warren Olney