LAPD begins crowd control training


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.

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