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LAist Asks: LAPD & Drug Use

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Chief of Police, William Bratton, has been making headlines after a July 6th KTLA interview where he said that councilmen Dennis Zine (former police sergeant) and Bernard Parks (former Chief of police) didn't "know what the hell they're talking about" when both disagreed with Bratton's loosening of hiring standards when it comes to drug use in the "distant past."

LAist asks you: Does it matter to you that there are some police officers in the LAPD who experimented with drugs in their teenage years? Should the LAPD go back, as Parks wants, to a zero-tolerance drug policy?

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