Santa Ana police focus on facilitating safe protests   


Protests demanding police reform and the end of systemic racism have broken out across the nation and Orange County following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. In Orange County, nearly every city has seen mostly peaceful protests during the past several days. The largest numbers of protesters have flocked to Santa Ana and Anaheim. Police officers have a difficult job to do: uphold the right of peaceful protest while protecting lives and property if the protests turn to violence and looting. Floyd’s death, said Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin, was “not in compliance with the…

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