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The history of tension between the LAPD, Skid Row's homeless




LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2015, a day after an officer-involved shooting on L.A.'s Skid Row that left a homeless man dead.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2015, a day after an officer-involved shooting on L.A.'s Skid Row that left a homeless man dead.
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Sunday's fatal police shooting in Los Angeles' Skid Row has gone viral. 

The shooting was caught on cellphone video by a bystander. But at the moment, details are slim. Witnesses say the man killed was only known by his street name "Africa." Police officers were responding to a robbery call which led to a struggle with him.

SCPR's public safety reporter Frank Stoltze tells Take Two about the history of tension between the LAPD and the homeless population on Skid Row.



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