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Police Tactics at L.A. Rally Reignite Scrutiny

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Police Tactics at L.A. Rally Reignite Scrutiny

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Police Tactics at L.A. Rally Reignite Scrutiny

Police Tactics at L.A. Rally Reignite Scrutiny

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The Los Angeles Police Department's uneasy relation with the news media is in the spotlight again in the wake of Tuesday night's melee at an immigrant rally in MacArthur Park.

Television crews and numerous journalists were pummeled with batons and rubber bullets as a police riot squad cleared the park.

The police department confirms it fired roughly 240 rounds of non-lethal projectiles, yet made no arrests. Multiple investigations are under way. L.A. Police Chief William Bratton says he is concerned by what he has seen in video footage.