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The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating after a song performed at a retired officer's party reportedly mocked Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a Ferguson cop, as the "baddest thug in the whole damn town." (TMZ)

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In this July 6, 2013 still frame from a video produced by the Los Angeles Police Department, a man posing as a terrorist runs as a heavily-armored vehicle approaches in a drill simulating a terrorist attack in downtown Los Angeles. After spending a decade sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the United States, Washington is reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Mo., amid images of heavily-armed police, snipers trained on protesters and tear gas plumes. One night after the violence that accompanied the presence of military-style equipment in Ferguson, the crowd calmed considerably when a police captain walked through the crowd, unprotected, in a gesture of reconciliation. The contrast added to the perception that the tanks and tear gas had done more harm than good. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)

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This undated image provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows detective Ernest L. Allen Sr., who died May 9, 2014, when a cement truck smashed into his pickup truck in Beverly Hills, Calif. The fatal accident occurred Friday on the same steep road where another truck accident killed an LAPD policeman two months ago. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)

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This undated photo released Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Los Angeles Police Department shows officer Officer Nicholas Choung Lee. Lee, 40, died when the squad car he and his partner were in collided with a trash truck in Beverly Hills on March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/LAPD)

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FILE - This undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner. A civilian oversight board has found that eight Los Angeles police officers who mistakenly opened fired on two women during a manhunt for the rogue ex-cop Dorner violated department policy. The Police Commission's decision Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014 follows an earlier settlement in which the city agreed to pay the pair $4.2 million. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department, File)

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FILE - This undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner. A civilian oversight board has found that eight Los Angeles police officers who mistakenly opened fired on two women during a manhunt for the rogue ex-cop Dorner violated department policy. The Police Commission's decision Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014 follows an earlier settlement in which the city agreed to pay the pair $4.2 million. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department, File)