L.A. COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON POLICING AND HUMAN RELATIONS
25 years after the 1992 Civil Unrest, do residents of Los Angeles County see improvements in how law enforcement interacts with the community?
WHAT: The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations will hold a public hearing on policing and human relations for L.A. County’s 2nd Supervisorial District in South Los Angeles as part of a countywide Policing and Human Relations Project. Public hearings were announced in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Civil Unrest and the strained relations between law enforcement and local communities that precipitated these events. The Commission wants to hear from the community about their personal experiences with law enforcement officers and agencies in Los Angeles County (LAPD, LASD, Inglewood PD, Gardena PD, etc.), and about their suggestions for increasing fairness and equity in policing, and for building and/or maintaining positive relations between police and communities.
This hearing is a part of 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.
WHO: Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission
Members of the Public
WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Watts Labor Community Action Committee Phoenix Room – 10950 S. Central Avenue, Watts, Los Angeles, CA
VISUALS: Residents of South Los Angeles discussing their interactions with and feelings about law enforcement.