Los Angeles Pays for Skid Row Roundup

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The city of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $75,000 in damages to 58 people improperly arrested in November when law enforcement agents swept through downtown’s skid row looking for parole violators.

City officials also said they would refrain from rounding up low-income and homeless people unless there is a reasonable suspicion that they have committed a crime. The agreement is part of a settlement reached with civil rights attorneys who sued the city on behalf of those taken into custody and other skid row residents who might have been caught up in similar sweeps.

Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sweeps12jun12,1,2229328.story?coll=la-headlines-california

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