OC law enforcement ahead of curve on policing reforms


Calls for reform in police practices and departments are reverberating nationally in the wake of the killings of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks by police in Minneapolis and Atlanta. Issues have been raised in a wide variety of areas, most notably the use of force and chokeholds. Law enforcement leaders in many of Orange County’s 23 police agencies and sheriff’s department are already ahead of the curve in implementing reform and discussing the nature of policing. For weeks, numerous mostly peaceful protests have been held throughout the county. While the immediate focus of the police has been on managing the…

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