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Some civic leaders say LA should have appointed Latino police chief

L.A. activist Cesia Dominguez-Lopez says a police chief's stands on policies is a better measure of whether they will adequately police a diverse community like L.A. than their race or ethnicity.
L.A. activist Cesia Dominguez-Lopez says a police chief's stands on policies is a better measure of whether they will adequately police a diverse community like L.A. than their race or ethnicity.
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti passed over LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos as chief of police. Garcetti picked Michel Moore, of the LAPD, instead. A missed opportunity, some leaders said.