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Don't complain to the LAPD

The LAPD is still having trouble respecting the law and the people it is supposed to serve, it seems. Undercover officers posed as civilians to see what happens when ordinary citizens try to lodge complaints about excessive force, ethnic slurs or other police misbehavior. In 11 of 19 instances, the officer taking the complaint stonewalled, tried to discourage the complaint or otherwise mishandled the situation, according to an LAPD report that has apparently been out some time without being noticed. The L.A. Times' Matt Lait and Scott Glover have the story today.


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