Police Killings and the Public's Right to Know

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In Ferguson, Missouri, police have released the name of the cop who shot Michael Brown — but in LA it’s a different story. The LAPD and the Sheriff’s department are withholding the names of officers in two controversial killings. Should they be public information? What about potential “threats” and “ongoing investigations"?

Also, what happens when so-called “sexually violent predators” are released into communities?

Banner Image: Street sign with upside down flag at #HANDSUP! rally, Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters, Downtown Los Angeles, 17 August 2014; Credit: Craig Dietrich



Warren Olney