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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Black Civil Rights Group Asked for Santa Ana Police Oversight 53 Years Ago

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Long before Santa Ana council members started discussing oversight of its police department this year, a black civil rights group pressed for the same reform in the wake of the Watts Riots. The Orange County Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) listed five demands during a Santa Ana city council meeting in September 1965, including the creation of a civilian review board.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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