FROM Matthew Johnson
Police Commission Calls for Big Changes in Use-of-Force Last year, 38 people were shot by the LAPD. Twenty-one of them died, which is the highest number of such deaths of any major city including New York and Chicago. Now, the L.A. Police Commission, which oversees the LAPD, has released a report calling for big changes in the rules governing use-of-force, which includes an effort to institute a policy that all de-escalation efforts be exhausted before force is used. We hear from the head of the commission, who also co-authored the new report.
Shootings by LAPD Double, Police Commission President Responds All over the country, there's heated public debate over police shootings, especially because black Americans are disproportionately on the receiving end. Last year, the LAPD shot 23 people — but this year the number is already 45. State law requires that use-of-force reviews be confidential, but Matthew Johnson, the new president of the Police Commission, wants more public discussion.
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