• Gabriel San Roman

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


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:

http://www.ocweekly.com/news/demands-for-santa-ana-police-oversight-are-nothing-new-8215041


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