Anaheim Police

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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Anaheim Police Association Calls Chief Quezada Response To No-Confidence Vote “Deceptive”

From the Anaheim Police Association: Anaheim Police Challenge Chief’s Deceptive Remarks Vote of ‘no confidence’ update ANAHEIM, CA, August 21, 2017 – The Anaheim Police Association today responded to Chief Raul Quezada’s misstatements, further lack of leadership, and poor management. The response comes one week after the APA released the results of its poll of its membership that showed 87 percent ...

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SB 54 “Sanctuary State” Bill: Political Points vs. Public Safety

Councilwoman Lucille Kring has requested the city council vote to send a letter of opposition to SB 54, a bill by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin DeLeon that would make California a “sanctuary state” by forbidding law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities in almost every instance. The council will take up her request at the August 15 city ...

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