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RELATIONS STILL STRAINED BETWEEN SOUTH LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS AND THE POLICE

by L.A. County Human Relations Commission idVer: Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 at 10:22 PM

http://www.lahumanrelations.org/pdf/Post%20Event%20Press%20Release%20-%20Post%20LACCHR%20Policing%20Hearing%20-%202nd%20Sup%20Dist.pdf

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, AGING

AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

3175 West Sixth Street Los Angeles, CA 90020

Tel: 213-738-2600 Fax 213-487-0379

To enrich lives through effective and caring service



Hilda L. Solis

Mark Ridley-Thomas

Sheila Kuehl

Janice Hahn

Kathryn Barger

http://lacounty.gov

Cynthia D. Banks

Director

Otto Solórzano

Chief Deputy

http://wdacs.lacounty.gov



PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 28, 2017

Contact:

Kevin Anderson

Cell: (213) 738-2593

kanderson@css.lacounty.gov

Contact: Jasmyne Cannick

Cell: (323) 839-0216

jcannick@me.com



RELATIONS STILL STRAINED BETWEEN

SOUTH LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS AND

THE POLICE

L.A. County Human Relations Commission came to the city of Watts to hear from residents about their relationship with law enforcement officers

.

LOS ANGELES CALIF. – Over 50 years after the 1965 Watts Rebellion and as Los Angeles approaches the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Civil Unrest, interactions are still strained relations between law enforcement and local communities that precipitated these events.

On Saturday, February 25, the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations held a public hearing on policing and human relations in South Los Angeles for residents of the 2nd Supervisorial District as part of a countywide Policing and Human Relations Project. The hearing was held at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee and afforded the community to share their real life experiences involving law

enforcement in L.A. County.

For three hours members of the Commission listened intently as various organizations and residents of all ages offered testimony and suggestions on how to improve relations with law enforcement. The panel included Isabelle Gunning , President of the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations, Dr. Melina Abdullah, Vice-President of the Commission and Chair of its Ad-Hoc Committee on Policing and Human Relations, Cynthia Anderson-Barker, civil rights and criminal defense attorney, Jarrett T. Barrios, American Red Cross Los Angeles Chief Executive Officer, Ashlee Oh, Homeless Initiative for the County of Los Angeles Consultant, Preeti P. Kulkarni, Chief Financial Officer for the Women’s Foundation of California, Guadalupe Montaño, Cal State University Dominguez Hills Professor, and Robin Toma, Executive Director of the Commission.

“For our commission, this was a critically important opportunity to hear from the Watts and other South LA communities because it was in these communities more than 50 years ago where a crisis in police-community relations erupted in widespread violence,” said Isabelle Gunning, President of the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations. “With these hearings, we hope community members will come forward to speak on the issues that we need to address today if we are to have strong trust in police-community relations.”

“We have also heard about the recent reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who have identified themselves as "police" when contacting L.A. residents at their home,” said Robin Toma, Executive Director of the Commission. “This too has caused confusion and distrust among residents and those police departments, which have policies of not inquiring about the immigration status of victims or witnesses, nor enforcing immigration laws, in order to have the trust of the immigrant community.”

Angela James, visiting Professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal State University, Los Angeles, argued that the community needs to pay more attention to issues around policing in schools as an extension of policing young people.

“Random searches inside of schools plus an increased presence of LAPD officers on buses and trains promote a real academic impact of fear thatthose kinds of interactions produce,” contended Professor James.

Among those who came out to offer testimony included civil rights attorney Luis Carrillo who spoke about his clients involved in an incident in Anaheim where an off-duty LAPD officer discharged his weapon after getting into an altercation with teenagers who had walked on his lawn.

“We’re concerned that over the years the chief of police promises reforms but never delivers with the reforms because the officers continue to abuse the community,” Carrillo told the Commission. “African-American and Latino communities are always at the bad end of justice—there is no justice. We applaud you for the work that you’re doing because it has to be done.”

In offering special testimonies on high profile cases involving law enforcement, Carrillo was joined by family members of Wakiesha Wilson, a 36-year-old African-American woman who was found last Easter hanging in a cell at the Los Angeles Metropolitain Detention Center, Mitrice Richardson, a 24-year-old woman who was found dead 11-months after she was released in the middle of night from the Malibu/Lost Hills

Sherrif’s station and Keith Bursey, a 31-year-old African-American man who was killed in 2016 by Los Angeles police.

Community groups in attendance included Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, Youth Justice Coalition and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

Saturday’s hearing was the fourth in a series of hearings taking place throughout Los Angeles County. A final hearing is planned in order to hear from law enforcement representatives and subject matter experts. In addition to the hearings, the Commission is obtaining information about best practices and recommendations for fair policing from many sources. The results of these hearings and additional information will be combined in a report that can be used by community partners to strengthen local public safety systems.

“Los Angeles County is a huge area,” said Dr. Melina Abdullah, Vice-President of the Commission and Chair of its Ad-Hoc Committee on Policing and Human Relations. “When you talk about law enforcement agencies there are over 50 agencies in Los Angeles County. Aside from the LAPD and the Sheriff’s Department you have dozens of municipal police agencies including Inglewood, Culver City and Hawthorne. It is critically important that the public come out and tell us about their experiences so that the Commission and the County can have an accurate representation of how the community really feels about police-community relations.”

The next hearing will take place in Reseda on Sunday, March 26, 2017. For more information please visit wdacs.lacounty.gov or call (213) 738-2788.

# # #



PLEASE COME to this Mar 26 LA County Human Relations hearing on POLICE Activity. Your testimony is welcomed, but the police are not. If you want to remain anonymous, there will be special accommodations for anonymous testimony.

Also there will be a van for unhoused transportation picking up in Venice at 12:30pm.So if you need a spot or know someone who needs a spot on the van, please let us know by emailing me, by signing up with Martha or signing up at VCHC.

See you there!



The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations will hold a public hearing on POLICING AND HUMAN RELATIONS

We seek to strengthen trust between police and communities and advance positive intergroup relations through policing practices. Community members are invited to share their experiences of interactions with law enforcement within Los Angeles County and/or provide recommendations to address policing issues.Testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker. Community members are encouraged to submit written information and/or suggestions (5 pages maximum). The public will also have the option to submit brief video recorded testimony (2 minutes max). On-site parking is FREE. Spanish/English translation will be provided. A light lunch will be served.

DATE: Sunday, March 26, 2017 TIME: 2 PM – 5 PM

LOCATION: Church of Christ 7806 Reseda Blvd. Reseda, CA. 91335

AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Public Testimony on Policing and Human Relations III. Adjournment

Para mas información en español, favor de comunicarse al (213) 738-2788. Habrá Interpretación en español.

** If interpretation in other languages, including Spanish or American Sign Language, or accommodations for persons with disabilities are needed, please contact the Commission at (213) 738-2788 no later than 3 days prior to the hearing. This hearing will be accessible to persons with disabilities
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