By Rachel Uranga
The Daily News of Los Angeles
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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. — Under pressure from civil-rights groups, the LAPD began training all its officers in crowd control Tuesday to avoid a repeat of the May Day melee in which women, children and reporters were shoved and shot at with rubber bullets during an immigration-rights rally.
The 10-hour session at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos — dubbed the 21st Century Mobile Field Force Training Doctrine — came after complaints from civic groups and police union officials that many of the officers involved in the May 1 clash with demonstrators at MacArthur Park had not been properly trained.
LAPD begins crowd control training