After 5 years of decline, L.A.'s homicide rate rises
By Joel Rubin and Richard Winton
The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Homicides in Los Angeles have sharply increased in the first two months of this year, reversing nearly five years of decline and posing a puzzling challenge for Police Chief William J. Bratton.
"I take responsibility when it goes down, I take responsibility when it goes up," Bratton said at a news conference Wednesday to address a recent series of shootings.
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