LAPD Chief Beck Tries to Diffuse Tensions over Westlake Shooting

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Last night was the third in a row for street protests against the Los Angeles Police Department in the Westlake District near MacArthur Park. It's a mostly Latino neighborhood, where residents are angry about Sunday's LAPD shooting of a drunken man who allegedly threatened the officer with a knife. Before the street action got underway, Chief Charlie Beck attended a community meeting. Freelance journalist Celeste Fremon has covered the LAPD for many years. She blogs at




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