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Skid Row Crackdown

NEW PRESENCE: LAPD officers walk to 6th Street from the Central Division Station. Chief William J. Bratton said a new compromise on skid row tents has been reached with the ACLU. (Al Seib / LAT)
CRACKDOWN: Officers detain two people encamped on the sidewalk along 6th Street. Although the ACLU decries the new tactic, there is growing concern that skid row’s problems are getting worse. (Al Seib / LAT)
WARNING: LAPD Officers Mike Coblentz, left, and Guadalupe “Shep” Ruvalcaba tell 58-year-old Tyrone Victor Valiant that he needs to reduce the sidewalk space taken up by his tent on 6th Street. (Al Seib / LAT)