LAPD goes from oppressor to partner

In 1992, the Los Angeles Police Department was regarded with suspicion and downright hostility by many in South L.A. Now, two decades after the riots, the "siege mentality" is gone, crime is down significantly and 70% of city residents approve of the department. Many of the officers who had to face hundreds of angry rioters still work the same neighborhoods. See story
Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
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