Fatal Shootings and Retraining at the LAPD

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This year, LAPD officers have shot 22 people — up from an average of 15 or 16 in the first half of recent years. Jason Davis, a homeless man shot in a Venice coffee shop Monday, died last night, bringing this year's death toll to 11. Chief Charlie Beck says last summer's shooting death of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man, was "an important incident in the history of the LAPD." It's apparently what led to what Beck calls a "refresher" course in the use of force for all 10,000 officers — beginning this week.

Credits

Guests:
Tyler Izen - Los Angeles Police Protective League (retired) - @lappl_izen, Pete White - Los Angeles Community Action Network - @lacanetwork, Linda Boyd - Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christine Detz, Katie Cooper