Santa Ana Councilmembers David Penaloza, Phil Bacerra, and Vincent Sarmiento have added an 85a item to the agenda for tomorrow night’s Santa Ana City Council meeting regarding the creation of a Santa Ana Police Oversight Commission. Here is the agenda language:
DISCUSS AND CONSIDER DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO DIRECT STAFF TO RESEARCH THE CREATION OF A POLICE OVERSIGHT COMMISSION BY ORDINANCE AND PRESENT FINDINGS TO THE CITY COUNCIL WITHIN 90 DAYS – Councilmembers Bacerra, Penaloza, and Sarmiento
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In related news an online petition is circulating advocating for not defunding the SAPD, at this link.
Three major police unions in California, including the L.A. Police Protective League, introduced a reform agenda Sunday to improve outcomes between police officers and their communities and “root out any racist individual” from their ranks, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.