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Wreath laid in L.A. to honor slain New York City police officers
Wreath laid in L.A. to honor slain New York City police officers

Los Angeles police made common cause with their brethren in New York on Wednesday, honoring two New York City officers slain this week as well as three of their own who recently died in the line of duty. “We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in law enforcement across the country,” said L.A. Police Department Cmdr. Andrew Smith. He praised officers who “gave their lives defending this country … from people who are out there to do evil.” NYPD officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, became the targets of an apparently random act of violence by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who had a long history of personal failure, petty crimes and...

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