The Times podcast: 3 men of color, 3 LAPD encounters. 3 deaths

Family members console one another at a vigil for Keenan Anderson, who died after being tased by Los Angeles police.
Family members console each other at a vigil for Keenan Anderson, who was killed after being Tased by LAPD following a traffic collision earlier this month in Venice.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times )

In a span of 25 hours, three men of color died after encounters with Los Angeles police officers. Could a change in tactics long asked for by activists have prevented the deaths?

Today, we talk about the incidents, the aftermath — and what’s next. Read the full transcript here.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times investigative crime reporter Richard Winton and L.A. Times metro columnist Erika D. Smith

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