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Human Relations Commission hears LGBT policing issues, Sept. 23

Members of the community are invited to share their experiences of interactions with law enforcement within L.A. County

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Hearing on LGBT policing issues scheduled for Sept. 23 at Los Angeles Trade Tech College

LOS ANGELES – Women of color and the LGBT community will be the focus of the upcoming countywide Policing and Human Relations public hearing of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, Sept. 23, 2017, from 2-5 p.m. at Los Angeles Trade Tech College’s Sage Cafeteria, 400 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles [MAP]

The hearing is the sixth in a series of public hearings that are being used as opportunities to assist the Commission in strengthening trust between police and communities and advancing positive intergroup relations through policing practices. Members of the community are invited to share their experiences of interactions with law enforcement within L.A. County, including the LAPD, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Recommendations to address policing issues will be discussed.

According to the 2016 Report on the Status of Women in Los Angeles County, there are 5.1 million women and girls living in L.A. County. L.A. County has experienced an increase in women of color over the past decade, with the population increasing from 71 percent in 2006 to 74 percent in 2014. UCLA Law think tank The Williams Institute estimated in 2016 that out of the 1.3 million LGBT residents in California, more than 31 percent live in the county.

The hearing is being presented in conjunction with the African-American Policy Forum, Gender Justice LA, TransLatin@Coalition, and the San Fernando Valley Somos Familia Valle.

For more information, visit wdacs.lacounty.gov or call (213) 738-2788.

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