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Los Angeles Police Department officers are deployed around the police headquarters on February 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Today, the Los Angeles Police Commission is meeting to decide on a dramatic change in existing policy. One that may have a ripple effect on the police force.

At issue is the way the police commission looks at officer-involved shootings and whether they are justified. Traditionally, the commission has looked at the shooting itself and whether at the time of the shooting, the officer was indeed facing a deadly threat

But now, the rules could be clarified to go beyond the shooting to the situations that preceded it For more we're joined by KPCC crime and safety reporter Erika Aguilar.


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