Broken Shield: California’s unique police force fails to protect the state’s most vulnerable residents

Ryan Gabrielson, Broken Shield. The Center for Investigative Reporting. California Watch, 23-24 February, 18 May, 31 July, and 29 November 2012. “Broken Shield [is] an 18-month investigation that uncovered systemic failures at the [California] Office of Protective Services…. [It details] widespread abuses inside the state’s five developmental centers. Gabrielson found that the police force charged with protecting some of the state’s most vulnerable wards almost never gets to the bottom of the abuses.”

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