Kevin Rector

LA Times reporter covering the LAPD

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The LAPD shot nearly 40 people and killed 18 in 2021, which is more than double the number of people that officers killed in 2020, according to the LA Times.

LAPD faces more scrutiny after shooting 38 people and killing 18 last year

The LAPD shot nearly 40 people and killed 18 in 2021, which is more than double the number of people that officers killed in 2020, according to the LA Times.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA retailers and residents are on edge following high-profile crimes that have happened over the past few weeks: smash-and-grab burglaries at high-end stores, reports of people being…

What to do about rising crime — after murder of Beverly Hills philanthropist and smash-and-grab robberies?

LA retailers and residents are on edge following high-profile crimes that have happened over the past few weeks: smash-and-grab burglaries at high-end stores, reports of people being…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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