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LAPD's in-car camera effort is lagging
LAPD's in-car camera effort is lagging

The Los Angeles Police Department this week found itself in a familiar place: defending a controversial shooting by officers that has led to conflicting accounts of what happened. For more than two decades, the LAPD has been trying to install cameras in patrol cars, hoping to record the actions of officers and avoid the disputes that fuel community distrust. But, today, most LAPD cruisers still lack cameras. Cars in only one of the LAPD's four bureaus have the technology. There are no cameras in police cars used to patrol the neighborhood where the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man by LAPD officers took place Monday. "I sure wish the in-car cameras had been put in that car...

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