Council Holds Off on Name for LAPD Headquarters

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Los Angeles' police headquarters was named for William Parker, chief of the LAPD from 1950 to 1966. He got credit for professionalizing a corrupt and disorganized institution. But critics remember him for racism and a style of policing they compare to an occupying army. The current Police Commission has voted unanimously to give the new police headquarters a different name. Today, the City Council took up the issue, which brought a passionate crowd to City Hall, including columnist Jasmyne Cannick.




Warren Olney