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L.A. Now Live: Discuss LAPD police shootings, assaults on officers

Times reporter Joel Rubin will join City Editor Shelby Grad for a discussion about a report from an independent LAPD watchdog that disputes Chief Charlie Beck's assertion that officers were discharging their weapons more because they were coming under attack more.

The chat is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday.

The report from Alex Bustamante, the inspector general for the Los Angeles Police Commission, contends there was no link between the dramatic rise in officer-involved shootings and assaults on officers, Rubin reported.

In the report, which will be presented to the commission on Tuesday, Bustamante challenged the way the LAPD tallies assaults on officers, suggesting it is misleading.

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