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The Long Beach Post today published the results of a month-long investigation into the Long Beach Police Department, looking at why local officers are not interviewed after they shoot someone while on duty.

Breaking News Editor Jeremiah Dobruck went so far as to contact or review policies for 47 other law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles County, finding that none conduct investigations into police shootings without attempting to interview the officer.

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