The future of policing in Southern California
In light of recent events in Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island that have polarized the nation and renewed the debate about policing, AirTalk's Larry Mantle facilitated a conversation with people on the frontlines of the issue – cops who are out on the street every day and the people who live in the communities they police. We sat down for an honest look at race relations and community policing, not from the 30,000 foot view, but from individuals confronting these issues everyday.
Larry Mantle - Host of AirTalk
Robert Cristo - works as a youth organizer with the Youth Justice Coalition while he’s completing his bachelor’s degree at Whittier College
Jonathan Henderson - student in the Master of Arts in Sociology program at California State University, Dominguez Hills
Lt. Al Labrada - Community Relations Section, Office of the Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department, spent 4 years as the senior lead officer in South LA
Chief Robert Luna - Chief of Long Beach Police Department
Francisco Ortega - Senior Policy Analyst, City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission
Rafer Owens - Sheriff’s Deputy with Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, stationed in Compton
This event was part of the AirTalk 30th anniversary tour.