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Half of L.A. County deputies' 'waistband shootings' involve unarmed people

Sep 23, 2011 1:33:27 AM- latimes.com
A report by the county monitor says that such shootings leave the Sheriff's Department vulnerable to criticism. His report also found an increase in shootings in which deputies did not see a weapon before firing.

Almost half the people shot at by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after reaching toward their waistbands turned out to be unarmed, according to a study released Thursday.

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