Jack Dunphy is the pseudonym of a police officer in Southern California.

WRITTEN BY Jack Dunphy
If you want to know why LAPD officers are so dispirited these days, just look to the commission that oversees the department.
Call it a corollary to the Ferguson effect.
Chicago police aren’t afraid of getting shot; they’re afraid of becoming the next YouTube sensation when an arrest goes wrong.
Cruising the mean streets of L.A. with Officer Dunphy.
Democrat Mayors de Blasio and Emanuel agree: Better for a city to endure higher crime than see a racially charged incident turned into a political liability.
Despite a steep rise in crime, arrests in L.A. were down nearly 10 percent in 2015.