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STREET BEAT: ‘Besides lethal force, what else should police officers do in altercations?’

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore and Gary McCarthy in Skid Row.

Nokomis Robinson Downtown L.A. “If you just simply refuse to cooperate, then I guess [sometimes] they don’t have a choice but to pop a few caps in [you].”
Nokomis Robinson
Downtown L.A.
“If you just simply refuse to cooperate, then I guess [sometimes] they don’t have a choice but to pop a few caps in [you].”
Louise Mbella Downtown L.A. “Well, it varies because you have to assess the situation right away. In a violent situation, law enforcement … have to protect themselves.”
Louise Mbella
Downtown L.A.
“Well, it varies because you have to assess the situation right away. In a violent situation, law enforcement … have to protect themselves.”
Angel Taylor Downtown L.A. “The police just like f------ with people. That’s all it is.”
Angel Taylor
Downtown L.A.
“The police just like f—— with people. That’s all it is.”