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Cindy Chang

Cindy Chang covers the Los Angeles Police Department. She came to The Times in 2012, first covering immigration and ethnic communities before moving to the L.A. County sheriff’s beat. Previously, she was at the New Orleans Times-Picayune, where she was the lead writer for a series on Louisiana prisons that won several national awards. A graduate of Yale University and NYU School of Law, she began her journalism career at the Pasadena Star-News.
LAPD hasn't taken basic measures to prevent suicides in its jails, scathing report says

A report found that the Los Angeles Police Department has failed to take basic measures to prevent suicides in its jails, even after more than 100 inmates tried to kill themselves in a five-year span.

How Garcetti picked his police chief: interviews, homework and plenty of advice

Even after four rounds of interviews, Mayor Eric Garcetti had not made up his mind about who should be Los Angeles' next police chief. On the day he was to announce his pick, Garcetti met with the current chief, Charlie Beck. He then called veteran civil rights attorney Connie Rice.

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