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L.A. protesters and police in spotlight as arrests mount
L.A. protesters and police in spotlight as arrests mount

As hundreds of protesters confronted officers outside the Los Angeles Police Department's headquarters, police supervisors kept watch not just on the demonstration but on how their troops were reacting. The crowd was largely peaceful Tuesday night. But on the skirmish line, some protesters loudly confronted officers, calling them "killer cops." One told a black officer: "Black men have no place in a white man's army." As demonstrators tried to dismantle a barricade, officers moved in. A woman jabbed a finger at Det. Kevin Coffey's chest, shouting: "You work for me!" Within 10 minutes, supervisors rotated the front line, including Coffey,...

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