Tyler Izen

Los Angeles Police Protective League (retired)

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Retired LAPD detective; former president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League

Tyler Izen on KCRW

This year, LAPD officers have shot 22 people — up from an average of 15 or 16 in the first half of recent years.

Fatal Shootings and Retraining at the LAPD

This year, LAPD officers have shot 22 people — up from an average of 15 or 16 in the first half of recent years.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, were reluctant to release the name of the officer who killed Michael Brown, but they did, despite concern for his safety.

LAPD Refuses to Name Officer Who Killed Ezell Ford

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, were reluctant to release the name of the officer who killed Michael Brown, but they did, despite concern for his safety.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Mayor Garcetti says LA can’t afford to give cops a raise, and he wants to address them directly.

Do LAPD Officers Deserve a Raise?

Mayor Garcetti says LA can’t afford to give cops a raise, and he wants to address them directly.

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