LAPD brace for potentially volatile May Day


By Joel Rubin and Anna Gorman
The Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — On a warm morning earlier this month, about 600 Los Angeles police officers gathered in the empty parking lot at Dodger Stadium for some high-stakes role playing.

Most pretended to be protesters -- standing in for the ones expected to converge on downtown Los Angeles on Thursday as part of May Day immigration rallies planned across the country.

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