Through LAPD’S citizens academy, single mom takes another step toward her dream

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on whether the Los Angeles Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy provides an accurate representation of law enforcement and its flaws. The LAPD academies should do their best to represent not only the views of the department but also those with differing perspectives, including…

Bonus- Cop in the Hood (part 2)

In part 2 of our discussion of Cop in the Hood by Peter Moskos, we discuss the notion of discretion in the legal system – by police all the way to prosecutors & parole/probation boards. We think about discrimination in enforcement made possible by discretion. We think about conflicts of interest in investigations of police misconduct – especially in relation to the war on drugs. How should we move forward?

The Art of the Public Policy Deal

“The ACLU and the [Los Angeles Police] Protective League have never agreed on anything, ever,” Soboroff said. “But they both agreed that with certain conditions on-body cameras will protect the people they want to protect: the public and the officers. When they both said yes, I knew I was on to something. Now, every major city in America is following us, watching our test with on-body technology.”