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Two L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies Survive Shooting; Local Reporter Attacked and Arrested for Covering Protests

HeadlineSep 14, 2020

In Compton, Los Angeles, two L.A. sheriff’s deputies were shot by an unidentified gunman who walked up to their parked car, opened fire and ran away. Both officers survived and are out of surgery.

In August, Compton Mayor Aja Brown said of the deputies, “They terrorize the community and then they cover their tracks. It is unacceptable, we will not take this.” Mayor Brown, who is Black, was herself pulled over by sheriff’s deputies last year and searched, despite doing nothing wrong.

Meanwhile, KPCC reporter Josie Huang, who was covering the shooting and protests in response, was tackled and arrested by deputies, who pinned her face-down into the pavement.

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