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The Morning's Stories: LAPD Blues

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We're all cops all the time this morning as the shooting of 13-year-old Devin Brown continues to be the main focus of the city. Both The Daily News and the Los Angeles Times (and a host of other news outlets) cover the press conference from yesterday that gave the LAPD's detailed version of events. Troy Anderson of The Daily News focuses on the FBI joining the case (while burying the fact that the FBI investigation is at Chief Bratton's request); The Times gives a more measured account of what was said and gives an extended profile of who Devin Brown was.

Meanwhile, the City Council rejected the tax hike that would have put more cops on the streets. The proposal lost by one vote and looks to be a setback to Mayor Hahn's re-election campaign. We're not backing any candidate quite yet but we were hoping this would pass. Anything that gets more police for Los Angeles is good in our book.

Finally, a former LAPD officer was found guilty of fondling women.

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What a banner day for our men in blue.