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Push and Pull Over Los Angeles Policing Hits Roadways and Transit

The ongoing debate over policing levels in Los Angeles centered on the transportation sector Thursday as Metro officials considered paying for more officers on the city’s transit system and the Los Angeles Police Department announced it would no longer send officers to minor traffic collisions.

 

The two discussions reflected the shifting landscape for law enforcement in L.A. at a time of intense violence and changing public safety priorities, when homicides are at a decade high but protesters’ summer calls for defunding police continue to resonate among elected officials and other leaders.

 

Read the entire Los Angeles Times article here.  Los Angeles Times, February 19, 2021, by Kevin Rector/Staff Writer