LAPD and ACLU Reach Settlement on Skid Row Searches

The agreement comes 18 months after a federal judge found that the LAPD was unconstitutionally searching homeless people in the Skid Row area as part of Chief William J. Bratton's crackdown on downtown crime.

The agreement comes 18 months after a federal judge found that the LAPD was unconstitutionally searching homeless people in the Skid Row area as part of Chief William J. Bratton's crackdown on downtown crime.

While the LAPD has strongly disputed the judge's findings, officials have agreed to dozens of conditions under which officers would be prohibited from searching people they come across on the street.

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