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Activists Call for End of LAPD Cadet Program

A group of activists called Tuesday for an end to the Los Angeles Police Department’s cadet program in the wake of the arrest of an officer who allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old female cadet who’s accused of being involved in the theft of three squad cars.

The activists from Black Lives Matter – LA, the Los Angeles Community Action Network and the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition also called on Mayor Eric Garcetti to fire LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and for an investigation of the cadet program to be conducted independently of the LAPD or the Los Angeles Police Commission.

The arrest of Officer Robert Cain for the alleged abuse of the cadet is part of a decades-long pattern of abusive behavior by the department and its officers, according to the activists.

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