The LAPD: Racial Profiling and the Federal Government

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The federal Department of Justice has warned the Los Angeles Police Department it's not doing enough to end the practice of racial profiling. The Police Commission is reportedly impatient because so few officers have been called to account for a practice the Commission thinks is continuing. We talk with Chief Charlie Beck about that and other issues, including cooperation with the FBI and the decreasing rate of crime.  Also, LA County's Board of Supervisors bans plastic bags, and increasing tension over the ballot count for State Attorney General. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, it's down to the wire for the lame-duck session of Congress with Democrats still in control but drastically weakened by Republican victories in the mid-term elections. We get a preview.

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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Frances Anderton