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Southern California has a long and troubled history when it comes to policing. I explore a continuing disconnect between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve, look at when reforms have worked and where and why tensions remain. I'm always examining whether justice is being served.
Stories by Frank Stoltze
Longtime L.A. civil rights activist and police reformer Connie Rice is concerned that the sharp increase in the number of internal misconduct investigations being short-circuited at the sheriff's department is a sign of a "rogue policing culture."
The L.A. County inspector general issued a report citing a "sharp increase" in the number of ongoing administrative misconduct investigations cut short by Sheriff's Department officials in January and February.
Three years ago, L.A. Sheriff Jim McDonnell banned a logo used by the department's East L.A. station because he felt it was disrespectful to the community. New Sheriff Alex Villanueva has revived the logo and it's once again displayed prominently at the station.
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L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva has hired two more deputies who had been fired by former Sheriff Jim McDonnell. One, Michael Courtial, had been fired for using unreasonable force and failing to de-escalate a situation.
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On Tuesday, April 2, law enforcement arrested 29-year-old Eric Holder, the suspect in the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Civil Service Commission records revealed that Mandoyan acknowledged having the tatoo, which marks members of a clique at the South L.A. sheriff's station where he once served. The Grim Reapers is one of a number of deputy cliques, some of which have engaged in violence.