Crime and policing – a conversation determined by you (SoCal Solutions)
New L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he’s moving to end corruption at the top and bolster the department’s relations with the communities it patrols. But he’s come under fire over some of his initial personnel decisions, and for characterizing efforts to curtail deputy violence against jail inmates as a failed “social experiment.”
Meanwhile, news reports about traffic stops have sparked accusations that LAPD units engage in racial profiling. Chief Michel Moore says officers have not been targeting African-Americans.
How should Los Angeles address issues regarding law enforcement’s relationship with the community? What questions do you have about crime fighting and police accountability and transparency? What discussion do you think we should be having about law enforcement?
KPCC In Person set the time and place for this event. The rest is up to you. When it comes to crime and policing in our region, let us know what matters most to you and what questions you have. We will be collecting your questions through April 14, when we’ll then switch to a vote. You and fellow community members get to pick the focus of the conversation.
Then we invite you to join KPCC In Person, The National Center for the Preservation for Democracy and KPCC correspondent Frank Stoltze on Wednesday, May 22, at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles to discuss this important matter.
Guests to be announced.
A casual post-event reception will follow the program so that we may continue the conversation.
This event is presented in partnership with The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy.