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Supporting LAPD's officers, while keeping them in check




LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the media at a press conference over the Ezell Ford shooting.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the media at a press conference over the Ezell Ford shooting.
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Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Police Commission found that an officer was unjustified in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Ezell Ford last summer. That finding contradicts an earlier conclusion reached by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck that the officer was following protocol. After the commission reached its decision, Beck recorded a video message to share with the rank and file.  

 

Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey, community advocate and expert on police culture, discussed the delicate balance between supporting the LAPD, while keeping officers in line.

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