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LAPD's Cadet program under scrutiny




File: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the media at Police Headquarters in Los Angeles.
File: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the media at Police Headquarters in Los Angeles.
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Last week - seven young people, all cadets, were arrested after stealing police cars and other official equipment. 

Investigators say they used a vacationing sergeant's name to sign out the cars, stun guns and radios. Four other cadets — including a girl — were later arrested for allegedly riding along.

But as officials were investigating the incident, they discovered that an officer may have had a sexual relationship with one of the female cadets. That officer, Robert Cain, was arrested yesterday at the 77th Street Division by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck himself.

But now, LA City Councilman Mitch Englander has said he plans to introduce a motion today to investigate and audit of all LAPD youth programs.

We spoke to him about it.