LAPD spends a year inside the toughest division in the city. South East division is 10 square miles where some 65 gangs rule the streets. The violence is staggering. It spares no one, not even the police. Riding with gang officers, following detectives through investigations, observing the top brass planning policy, and talking with community members in the aftermath of police crackdowns, this program explores how a department with a troubled reputation struggles to stem the violence and gain the trust of a skeptical community.
LAPD draws a complicated, challenging, and at times tragic portrait of the devastation wrought by gang warfare and the struggle of a police department to regain control.
LAPD first aired February 17, 2004 on ABC.
PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY Richard E. Robbins
CORRESPONDENT Peter Jennings
WRITTEN BY Peter Jennings and Richard E. Robbins
EDITOR Gillian McCarthy
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Ben McCoy
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Dana Reinhardt
SENIOR PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE Talleah E. Bridges
SOUND Steve Lederer
ADDITIONAL CAMERAS Guido Frenzel Jerry Henry Richard E. Robbins
COMPOSER Ben Decter
TITLE DESIGN Kyle Cooper – Prologue Films
COORDINATING PRODUCER Gabrielle Tenenbaum
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Tom Yellin
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