The Los Angeles Police
Department (LAPD) has never been heralded as a shining example of officers who
uphold their oath to protect and serve. The problems are exacerbated when examining
the department’s history of maltreatment of the city’s Black residents and
other residents of color.
Now – the same
department that nearly beat Rodney King to death and charged
Black Lives Matter leader Melina Abdullah with assaulting an officer – is
embroiled in another scandal.
This time, LAPD officers
are suspected of falsely portraying people as gang members – and the scandal
keeps growing. The number of accused officers has grown from three Click here to read entire article