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Report: Prison realignment is costly for the LAPD

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An unidentified LAPD officer is filmed while writing a ticket on the Venice Boardwalk. The image is taken from a video of the incident published on the Internet that has gotten more than 300,000 views. Courtesy YouTube

A new report is looking into the local costs of realignment,  the statewide plan to relieve severe prison overcrowding.

It shows that realignment has caused the Los Angeles Police Department to move more than 160 police officers from their regular patrol beats to monitor L.A.-based ex-cons full-time once they've been released from prison.

For more on this, we're joined now by LAPD Commander Andy Smith.

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