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Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
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Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
Detective Jones looks for clues in the bedroom of a home in Corona, Calif. The mirror in the bedroom has Los Angeles gang tags.
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Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
Officers search for narcotics and weapons on a parolee in Corona, Calif.
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Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
Officers look for a point of entry in a home where a person under supervision lives.
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Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
Sergeant Corbett talks with residents at a home in Corona, Calif. where narcotics and other illegal items were found.
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Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
Sergeant Corbett searches a home in Corona, Calif. on June 20th, 2013.
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Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
Officers look for drugs and other paraphernalia that violate the conditions of release agreed to by offenders in Corona, Calif.
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Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
Officer Pedersen, Officer Adcox and Sergeant Corbett walk down a block in Corona, Calif. after investigating the home of someone associated with a person released under court supervision.
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Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
Narcotics found in the handbag of a woman in Corona, Calif.
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Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif.
Officers look through belongings at a home in Corona, Calif.
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As Los Angeles County considers replacing Men's Central Jail with a new billion-dollar-plus complex, criminal justice reform advocates want fewer people in jail. The ACLU and other organizations believe the county should cut its inmate population.

KPCC's Rina Palta reports one way other counties in California are trying to do so is often used elsewhere in the state, but seldom in Los Angeles.