Yesterday, the Anaheim Police Association sent another e-mail blast urging recipients to contact councilmembers in opposition to a proposed citizens review commission:
Stand with your police department and against ineffective Civilian Review Boards.
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and his supporters are attempting to weaken our police force by implementing policies and police review procedures that could jeopardize the safety of Anaheim’s families.
Civilian Review Boards are ineffective at changing police behavior or policy. In fact, most CRB’s only sustain 10-15% of complaints filed against the police department. Officers’ decisions are no longer based on law and policy, but based on the political motivation of a review board. A CRB will further divide our community when decisions are not made based on the law, but on the personal politics and the lack of professional and legal training of a few. A CRB is a step backwards because it attempts to pacify the misinformed and those people who scream louder over the majority of residents and our professional Anaheim police officers! Click here to read a comprehensive Q&A list.
Don’t let the Mayor’s hand-picked cronies take away our strong police force. As residents and businesses of Anaheim, it’s time to take a stand for safer streets, schools and homes. There are three ways to support the Anaheim Police Department:
- Attend a City Council Meeting and/or contact the City Council below immediately. Express your opposition to the politically-motivated call for a civilian review board.
- Visit our website at www.anaheimpa.com and sign our petition at http://www.anaheimpa.com/resources/sign-our-petition
- Like us on facebook and follow us on Instagram
Call, write or e-mail the Anaheim City Council to let them know you support public safety.
Click here to send the ENTIRE Anaheim City Council and City Manager an email right now.
Mayor Tom Tait: email@example.com
Mayor Pro Tem Gail Eastman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Council Member Kris Murray: email@example.com
Council Member Jordan Brandman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Council Member Lucile Kring: email@example.com
City Manager Bob Wingenroth: firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Anaheim Office of the Mayor and City Council
City Hall, 7th Floor
200 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92805
As I’ve posted before, I view the proposed citizens review commission as an unnecessary governmental body advanced as a sop to a left-wing interest groups.