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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.

Column The shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile – through the eyes of children

By | July 8th, 2016|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

I want Daddy.

Those three words from Alton Sterling’s son said everything.

Watching someone die through the lens of a cellphone camera gives most of us a visceral combination of emotions. But seeing the fatal police shootings this week of Sterling and Philando Castile through the eyes of their children stirs an even more raw sense

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LA County sheriff admits flaws in deputy evaluations ‘need to be rectified’

By | July 7th, 2016|Police & Community|

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Wednesday his department is forging ahead in tackling a watchdog’s concerns about missed opportunities to weed out poor-performing deputies during their one year-probationary period.

Read more in the Los Angeles Daily News.

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Alton Sterling and When Black Lives Stop Mattering

By | July 7th, 2016|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

OVER the past several years, we have borne witness to grainy videos of what “protect and serve” looks like for black lives — Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Kajieme Powell, to name a few. I don’t think any of us could have imagined how tiny cameras would allow us to see, time and again,

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Alton Sterling Shooting in Baton Rouge Prompts Justice Dept. Investigation

By | July 7th, 2016|Police & Community|

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation on Wednesday into the fatal shooting of a black man by the Baton Rouge, La., police after a searing video of the encounter, aired repeatedly on television and social media, reignited contentious issues surrounding police killings of African-Americans.

 

Read more in The New

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Minnesota Police Shooting’s Aftermath Is Captured in Gruesome Video

By | July 7th, 2016|Police & Community|

A Minnesota man was fatally shot Wednesday night by the police during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb, and the aftermath was captured in a grisly video recorded by the car’s front-seat passenger and streamed live.

It was the second shooting this week of a black man

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San Diego launches campaign to expose ‘Ugly Truth’ about sex trafficking and child exploitation

By | June 28th, 2016|Police & Community|

San Diego County officials on Monday launched a campaign intended to educate the public about sex trafficking and child exploitation.

Dubbed “The Ugly Truth,” the effort will use billboards; radio spots; videos to be played in elevators and at health clubs; and posters to be displayed at bus shelters and on trolleys. It’s expected to run about three

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Across L.A. County, law enforcement looks for resources to deal with the mentally ill

By | June 20th, 2016|Health, Police & Community|

A slender young woman with brown hair stood on a Commerce street in early March, ignoring a driver’s pleas to move.

She reached down and bent his front license plate, asked him for money and then yanked his windshield wiper off.

She appeared agitated – from drugs, mental illness or both. As Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies prepared to

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For LAPD cops, walking the Koreatown beat filled with mystery, confusion, cultural minefields

By | June 8th, 2016|Police & Community|

It’s a town where people don’t meet your gaze, first names are taboo, and piles of shoes greet you at the doorway. Lifelong friends get in nasty fights over who pays the check, and strangers won’t think twice before asking prying questions about your age or marital status. Here, sometimes yes means no and no means yes.

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