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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.

African Americans are less trusting of law enforcement in Los Angeles County, poll finds

By | June 1st, 2016|Police & Community|

Despite two decades of efforts to improve relations, Los Angeles County law enforcement is still struggling to build trust among African American residents, according to a new poll.

Read more in the Los Angles Times.

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Undercover police sex stings targeting gay men endure, despite fierce criticism

By | May 27th, 2016|LGBT, Police & Community|

Sitting in cars along the edge of the park, four Long Beach police officers waited for the right time to pounce.

The innocuous signal that spurred them to action came when they saw a middle-aged man close his laptop and head toward a public restroom known in the area as a place where men have sex

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San Francisco Forces Out Police Chief After Officer Kills Black Woman

By | May 20th, 2016|Police & Community|

SAN FRANCISCO — Police Chief Gregory P. Suhr was forced out on Thursday after a fatal shooting of a black woman by a police officer, the third killing since December involving the police force, which is under federal investigation because of complaints of racial bias.

Read more in The New York Times.

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The federal government wants colleges to limit questions about applicants’ criminal records

By | May 9th, 2016|Education, Police & Community|

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. wants colleges to stop asking applicants about their criminal histories early in the admissions process, he will announce at UCLA on Monday.

Asking applicants for information about their criminal history can prevent them from finishing their applications, King says.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Racial slurs by law enforcement are a legacy that’s becoming more unacceptable

By | May 3rd, 2016|Police & Community|

In Santa Clara County, jail guards sent text messages using racial slurs to describe African Americans, Jews and Vietnamese Americans.

In San Francisco, as many as 19 police officers have been implicated in a texting scandal involving racial and homophobic insults.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Underage Mexican drug mules are in for a shock in one Arizona county

By | May 3rd, 2016|Police & Community|

Mario Nieblas shuffled into the courtroom in ankle chains and mismatched jail scrubs: green-and-white pants worn by juvenile inmates, red-and-white top worn by adults.

He was arrested on suspicion of smuggling nearly 90 pounds of marijuana from his native Mexico in March and turned 17 in a holding cell.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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