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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.

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.

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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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Findings of Police Bias in Baltimore Validate What Many Have Long Felt

By | August 10th, 2016|Police & Community|

BALTIMORE — As a black man and a acheter viagra generique canada lifelong resident of this city, Ray Kelly has been stopped by the police more times than he can count. And as a community organizer who tried to document police bias after the death of Freddie Gray, Mr. Kelly, 45, had always expected

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Is a Police Shooting a Crime? It Depends on the Officer’s Point of View

By | July 29th, 2016|Police & Community|

The black teenager had just reached into his waistband for what the New York City police officer assumed was a gun. As the officer, Richard Haste, later told a Bronx grand jury, he thought he was about to die.

In that instant, Officer Haste pictured Thanksgiving, with everyone

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When passions run high over civil rights and race, these Justice Department mediators try to keep the peace

By | July 22nd, 2016|Conflict Resolution, Police & Community|

Paul Monteiro saw the reports on social media — unrest over a black man killed at the hands of police in Baton Rouge — and quickly got on the phone with his regional director in Texas.

“What can you tell me?” he asked. “What more have you learned that can inform how we sort of figure

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How Fresno is trying to make sense of Black Lives Matter after the shooting of an unarmed white man

By | July 21st, 2016|Police & Community|

The diverse young crowd filled the pews at a Fresno church late last week to consider what Black Lives Matter might mean in their city.

Like protesters around the nation, they were angered at the police-shooting deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana.

But it was outrage over the June fatal shooting of

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Florida police shoot autistic man’s caretaker as he lies in street, hands in the air

By | July 21st, 2016|Disability, Police & Community|

A Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man’s black caretaker, authorities said, in an incident purportedly captured on cellphone video that shows the caretaker lying down with his arms raised before being shot.

 

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Black Police Officers Feel the Inner Tug of a Dual Role

By | July 19th, 2016|Police & Community|

The day after five Dallas police officers were killed in an ambush, Montrell Jackson, a black police officer in Baton Rouge, La., took to Facebook to voice his frustration.

“I’m tired physically and emotionally,” he wrote, questioning the “nasty hateful looks” he received as a police officer and

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She’s the mom of four black men, a former L.A. cop and a major skeptic of ‘justifiable’ police shootings

By | July 18th, 2016|Conflict Resolution, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Cheryl Dorsey faced a mirror in a Pasadena hair salon, at the beginning of an appointment that would eat up the whole morning and part of the afternoon. Her stylist, Ursula Simpson, carefully braided Dorsey’s locks before weaving in a spectacular lion’s mane of silver curls.

These things take time.

Dorsey could ill afford to spend half

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