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Roundtable: Alarming Rate Of Law Enforcement Officers With Criminal Records

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Roundtable Guests:

Jesse Marx, Voice of San Diego

Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS News

Shalina Chatlani, KPBS News

Law enforcement officers convicted of crimes

A collaborative investigation by dozens of California news organizations finds an alarming rate of law enforcement officers with criminal backgrounds. A records request discovered hundreds of convictions across the state, including here in San Diego. This in-depth investigation revealed many cases resulted in a plea deal, allowing the officers to continue working on the force. Roundtable dives into what was uncovered in this statewide inquiry.

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U.S. Supreme Court faces major DACA decision

A major decision goes before the nation’s highest court that could potentially impact 700,000 young undocumented immigrants. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments on the Obama-era “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program — often referred to as DACA. The Trump Administration announced it would end DACA two years ago, as part of the administration's effort to crackdown on illegal immigration. This not only resulted in several lawsuits, but an uncertain future for thousands once protected from deportation under the 2012 program.

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Mental impact of wildfires on victims

Severe wildfires can destroy businesses, homes, and most importantly lives. But what happens to the wildfire victims once the destruction has come and gone, and families are left to face what remains? Some end up suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, constantly reliving the memories of devastation. We take a look inside the disorder, and how impacts the lives of wildfire survivors.

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