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A Case Study on the Perils of Government Secrecy

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· Story link The police shooting of a 13-year-old and the subsequent decision of the Los Angeles Police Department Board…

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The police shooting of a 13-year-old and the subsequent decision of the Los Angeles Police Department Board of Rights to clear the officer has led to a unique challenge of the police chief’s leadership and again raised the question of whether a sensitive decision, made in secret, can satisfy the public, the LA Times reports. Now the chief is himself questioning the secrecy. (1/16/07)