One Deputy, Four Criminals, Thirty-Seven Shots Fired.
Hosted by Annie Gilbertson

Episode 05: "Shit Magnets"

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Why do some officers shoot more often than others? Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Forlano fired his gun in seven incidents, grisly experiences he says stems from working a busy patrol areas and regularly encountering armed suspects.

Sheriff’s department lore holds that certain deputies are magnets for specific types of crimes — so called “shit magnets” — such as frequently finding suspects with guns.

Reporter Annie Gilbertson finds the sheriff’s department is tracking deputies with multiple shootings, and she raises the question: should repeat shooters remain on patrol?