Sheriff’s Department Reform in Antelope Valley Has Lagged for Years, Court Monitors Say

 
 

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Sheriff’s Department Reform in Antelope Valley Has Lagged for Years, Court Monitors Say

March 4, 2021 | by Leila MillerLos Angeles Times

A coalition of advocacy groups in the Antelope Valley area of Los Angeles County has started a campaign urging two local cities to end their contracts with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Coalition members, who want to see police funding redirected to social services, are frustrated by LASD’s lack of progress in instituting policing reforms required by a settlement agreement put into place six years ago. Monitors who oversee the settlement agreement, which include Dr. Angie Wolf of Evident Change, also report slow progress in implementing the agreed-upon remedies. Read more about Evident Change’s involvement in the Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement here. The Los Angeles Times article is available here.