Anaheim Police

Anaheim Police Association President Rebuts Jose Moreno’s Attacks

In an interview last month on a local Internet show, District 3 Council Jose F. Moreno tapped into boilerplate identity politics narrative to paint the Anaheim Police Association (APA) as a suspect group that engages in dog-whistle bigotry (click here for more). This prompted a powerful rebuttal from Edgar Hampton, the president of the APA, in a comment to our ...

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Jose F. Moreno: Anaheim’s Current Police Spending Will “Create A Police State”

During the city council’s mid-year budget review on February 27, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno expressed his feeling that continuation of current police spending levels will turn Anaheim “into a police state.” “If we keep investing just in police and fire – really, police – we’re really creating a police state, and I don’t wanna do that. I don’t want ...

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Reactions To Inflammatory Tweet By ACLU Staffer Against Anaheim Police

As reported yesterday, Jennifer Rojas, the ACLU – SoCal’s lead political advocate in Anaheim and author of the group’s error-filled report claiming the Anaheim Police Department is one of the nation’s deadliest, published a tweet castigating the APD for “criminaliz[ing] Latino men trying to feed babies.”  Rojas jumped to that conclusion in response to an APD tweet seeking public assistance ...

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ACLU Staffer Accuses Anaheim Police of “Criminalizing Latino Men” For Seeking Supermarket Theft Suspects

The ACLU has furnished a reminder of why its critics refer to it derisively as the American Criminal Liberties Union. Yesterday, the Anaheim Police Department tweeted a request for public assistance regarding a supermarket theft: PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED identifying 2 male Hispanics who took several cans of baby formula from Stater Bros Markets at 1131 N State College Bl & ...

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Denise Barnes: Anaheim Police Department Lacks Kindness And Confidence of Public

The incipient Police Review Board was on the agenda at last week’s city council meeting, and a number of anti-police activists went to the podium to condemn the Anaheim Police Department as extraordinarily violent organization badly in need of severe oversight. This is nothing new: the same activists have been leveling the same charges at city council meetings for the ...

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Anaheim Police Association Blasts ACLU Use-Of-Force Claims

Anaheim Police Association President Edgar Hampton took to the OC Register opinion section last week to blast a report by the ACLU on the Anaheim Police Department’s use of force as fatally flawed and politically motivated: To hear the American Civil Liberties Union portray us, the Anaheim Police Department is full of Inspector Harry Callahans dispensing Dirty Harry-style street justice without the ...

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Cha-Ching: Anaheim Settling Hostile Workplace Claim By Now-Retired Police Chief Raul Quezada for $750,000

Anaheim taxpayers will pay newly-retired Police Chief Raul Quezada $750,000 to settle the hostile workplace claim he filed this summer, as part of his retirement package. In August of this year, the Anaheim Police Association – which represents rank-and-file officers – overwhelmingly voted “no confidence” in Quezada. The chief subsequently filed his complaint accusing other sworn and civilian city staff ...

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Unstableheim: Embattled Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada Retires Effective Immediately

Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada is retiring, effective today, according to a press release issued by the City of Anaheim a few minutes ago. Deputy Chief Julian Harvey will take over as Acting Chief. The city press release touted his tenure: “Quezada, Anaheim’s first Latino chief, was appointed interim chief in May 2013 and appointed chief in December 2013. He ...

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Anaheim, County Ramping Up To Remove Santa Ana River Homeless Encampments

As frustrated residents and businesses alike reach their wits end regarding the illegal Santa Ana River Trail homeless encampment, the Anaheim City Council and Orange County Board of Supervisors each took action on Tuesday to begin law enforcement operations on the Santa Ana River Trail with the goal – in combination with an emergency ramp-up of outreach services – of ...

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Prop. 47: The Reality of Crime Statistics

From Robert Sass, Vice President of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs Recently, an editorial writer and columnist took me to task for stating that crime has increased since the 2014 passage of Prop 47. In a sloppy mishmash of statistics and time periods, proving once again the Mark Twain adage that “figures don’t lie but liars figure,” the columnist wrote I was ...

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