Duane Roberts of the Anaheim Investigator has organized an evening entitled “Community Control of the Police” tomorrow night, Friday, August 9, from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Anaheim’s Unitarian Church. Admission is free.

“In the aftermath of controversial incidents involving cops in both Fullerton and Anaheim, local residents have banded together to demand that police oversight committees be formed to monitor law enforcement agencies in both cities. But the goal of establishing them remains as elusive as ever as politicians, police unions, and city bureaucrats do what they can to thwart their creation.”

Speakers include:

Jane Rands, a member of the Fullerton Police Oversight Proposal Committee (POPC), who will talk about how a genuine police oversight committee is supposed to be organized and about the work POPC has undertaken to establish a police commission in the City of Fullerton.

Duane Roberts, Editor & Publisher of the Anaheim Investigator Blog, will address how the City of Anaheim, in an attempt to appease residents concerned about police brutality, is in the process of creating a committee that is weak, toothless, ineffective–and funded by the police themselves.

Speakers will also explore other strategies used to strengthen community control of the police.

Members of Santa Ana Cop Watch, a local grassroots organization involved in fighting police brutality and misconduct, will deliver a presentation about their activities in monitoring police activity in the working-class neighborhoods of Santa Ana.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Snacks at 6:45 p.m. Presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. Discussion to follow.

Unitarian Universalist Church In Anaheim
511 South Harbor Blvd.
(Southwest Corner of Santa Ana Street
and Harbor Blvd)
Anaheim, California
(714) 758-1050

The program is organized by Duane Roberts, and sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the UUCA.