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One officer. Four criminals. Thirty-seven shots fired.
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Episode 07: The Update

07:43 | Apr 4th, 2018

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department inspector general tells his people to listen to the podcast and look into questions raised. Sheriff Jim McDonnell is up for re-election, and Deputy Mike Coberg supports his opponent. Tennell Billups is tran...Show More
Episode 06: The Light

58:08 | Mar 7th, 2018

It often falls to local law enforcement to decide what use of force is reasonable and when officers cross the line. Acceptable conduct can differ depending on where you live. In California, much of the work of police accountability — from the interna...Show More
Episode 05: "Shit Magnets"

51:21 | Feb 28th, 2018

Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Forlano fired his gun in seven incidents, grisly experiences he says stems from working busy patrol areas and regularly encountering armed suspects. Sheriff’s department lore holds that certain depu...Show More
Episode 04: The Investigation

50:43 | Feb 21st, 2018

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigates its own officers’ shootings —a common practice in California. Officials are adamant that their investigations into police shootings are impartial, highly supervised and beyond reproach. Reporte...Show More
Episode 03: Witnesses in Uniform

48:23 | Feb 14th, 2018

All four of the men Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Gonzalo Inzunza shot at were accused of a crime. Tennell Billups believes law enforcement purposefully sought trumped up charges, making Billups look dangerous and Inzunza appear as though he ha...Show More
Episode 02: The Inzunza File

34:48 | Feb 7th, 2018

Each time, Inzunza said he feared for his life, and each time officials found Inzunza was justified to shoot. But three of the men who were shot at tell a different story. They claim Deputy Inzunza either shot without provocation or lied to justify h...Show More
Episode 01: A Burglar Accuses an Officer

23:53 | Feb 7th, 2018

On the morning of April 4, 2011 a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy shot a suspect who tried to run from the scene of a burglary. The deputy told investigators the burglar pointed a gun at him. The burglar, who later pleaded guilty, claims the offi...Show More
Episode 00: Trailer

02:23 | Jan 24th, 2018

Repeat is an investigative podcast from KPCC.
Episode 08: A Message From Annie

06:01 | Jun 21st, 2018

Billups receives and interesting letter, the investigative team looks into prosecutors and a special recommendation.