Deputy Mizrain Orrego, left, searches the property nearby where a group was congregating for potential illegal guns or drugs thrown away while Deputy Samuel Aldama, right, keeps an eye on the group in Compton, California. Images shot for the New York Times.
Deputy Samuel Aldama stands by as a car is searched by his partner in Compton.
Deputy Mizrain Orrego stops a suspected criminal while on patrol in Compton.
Deputy Mizrain Orrego sits in the patrol car with his partner, Deputy Samuel Aldama, not pictured, as they close up and clear the calls from the day at the end of their shift in Compton.
A bullet hole on a street sign in Compton.
Men approach the car with their hands up after Deputies Samuel Aldama and Mizrain Orrego, not pictured, see one person in the group run after seeing their vehicle approach while on patrol in Compton. The rest of the men were searched for potential illegal guns or drugs.
Deputy Samuel Aldama, left, laughs with Deputy Mizrain Orrego at the end of their shift in Compton.
Deputy Mizrain Orrego sits in the passenger seat while on patrol with his partner, Deputy Samuel Aldama, not pictured, in Compton.