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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 releases video of Van Nuys standoff in which officers fatally shot a hostage

On Tuesday, the LAPD released video footage of a June 16 hostage incident where police officers accidentally killed the hostage. The incident parallels the recent Trader Joe’s standoff, where officers aiming for a violent suspect fatally shot an innocent bystander.

LAPD officials defend predictive policing as activists call for its end

LAPD officials respond to concerns from privacy and civil liberties groups about the department’s use of data in fighting crime at a special meeting of the Police Commission on Tuesday.

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