Lawsuit accuses Calif. school police of sleeping on duty


Matt Lait and Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Times
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Police officers assigned to protect Compton schools against vandalism and other campus crimes have been asleep at the wheel, quite literally, according to photographs and sworn testimony in a racial discrimination lawsuit.

The photographs appear to show several uniformed school officers in the driver's seats of parked squad cars with eyes shut and, in some cases, heads leaning back.

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