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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 chief defends Metro division after controversy over stops of black drivers

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore defended his elite Metropolitan Division officers at a law enforcement conference Thursday, saying they were not engaged in racial profiling despite a Times investigation showing that they pulled over a disproportionate number of black drivers.

Garcetti orders LAPD to scale back vehicle stops amid concerns over black drivers being targeted

Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered the Los Angeles Police Department to focus on crime fighting strategies other than stopping drivers, in response to a Times investigation showing that an elite unit was pulling over a disproportionate number of black drivers.

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