Protesters hold their hands up as an LAPD officer talks on Aug. 14 in the aftermath of the shooting of a 25-year-old African-American man. The department says confidence in the LAPD has helped head off the kind of unrest seen in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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After Shooting, LAPD Uses Friendlier Face To Avoid Ferguson's Woes

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Rodney King, Whose Police Beating Led To L.A. Riots, Dies At 47

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