Police Brutality

NPR's Andy Bowers reports from Los Angeles that a conference that was supposed to consider the broad issue of police brutality across the country ended up concentrating on allegations of police misconduct in the Los Angeles Police Department. Conference participants offered numerous examples of unjustified violence by LAPD officers, but no one from the department took the microphone to challenge those allegations. The conference occurred, just as Amnesty International released a study that cited Los Angeles as an example of a wider pattern of police brutality in the United States.

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