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CAHRO is a strong advocate for community policing as a vehicle for preventing conflicts between law enforcement agencies and the communities they are charged with serving. If police agencies have a strong positive relationship helping neighborhoods address causes of crimes by providing resources and support we believe they will establish avenues of communication that will prevent major conflicts from escalating.

Illegal immigration protesters interrupt ‘Know Your Rights’ forum in El Monte

By | April 17th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

EL MONTE >> A group of protesters, some sporting “Make America Great Again” hats and other clothing in support of President Donald Trump, interrupted a “Know Your Rights” information forum for undocumented immigrants hosted by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, Friday night.

The event, held at the city’s Grace T. Black Auditorium, was meant to provide

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Police arrests are plummeting across California, fueling alarm and questions

By | April 3rd, 2017|Police & Community|

In 2013, something changed on the streets of Los Angeles.

Police officers began making fewer arrests. The following year, the Los Angeles Police Department’s arrest numbers dipped even lower and continued to fall, dropping by 25% from 2013 to 2015…

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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LA mayor defends city’s immigrant detention policy in meeting with Homeland Security chief

By | March 30th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is in Washington, D.C., this week, said he and other mayors spoke to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly on Wednesday about the responsibilities of cities to follow the United States Constitution when dealing with immigrants who are in the country illegally.

“One of the things we wanted to underscore

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ICE puts LA jails on ‘non-cooperative’ list for refusing to hold immigrants

By | March 21st, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Several Los Angeles area jails, including one in Van Nuys, made the federal government’s list of facilities where local law enforcement authorities rejected requests to detain undocumented immigrants past their release dates.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday released what federal officials described as a “weekly” report that identifies “noncooperative” cities, including some that are

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California to Trump: Keep ICE out of our courthouses

By | March 16th, 2017|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye asked the Trump administration on Thursday to stop immigration agents from “stalking” California’s courthouses to make arrests.

“Courthouses should not be used as bait in the necessary enforcement of our country’s immigration laws,” she wrote in a letter to Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary 

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ICE agents make arrests at courthouses, sparking backlash from prosecutors and attorneys

By | March 15th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Octavio Chaidez was walking out of a Pasadena courtroom with a client last month when four men jumped up from a hallway bench and rushed toward them.

The men asked his client’s name. Then they pulled out badges.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Pregnant Inmates Say a Federal Jail Is No Place for Them, and Some Judges Agree

By | March 15th, 2017|Police & Community|

When Stephanie Jorge reported to a federal jail in Brooklyn last year to begin a three-month sentence for bank larceny, she brightly announced that she was pregnant.

The correctional officers showed little interest. Later, on the occasions she began to hemorrhage, the officers would typically refuse to call an ambulance until they could summon three officers

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Probation statistics show increase in use of force at L.A. County juvenile halls

By | August 12th, 2016|Police & Community|

Use-of-force incidents at Los Angeles County juvenile halls have increased in recent months, but probation officials say it’s unclear what’s behind the rise.

Read

more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Some Women Won’t ‘Ever Again’ Report a Rape in Baltimore

By | August 12th, 2016|Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — For the past two

years, ever

since 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, America has been enmeshed in a wrenching discussion about how the police

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