Report on Police in LA Schools
The Community Rights Campaign in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chapter of the Dignity in Schools Campaign has released the policy paper, Police in LAUSD Schools: The Need for Accountability and Alternatives.
With 340 sworn officers and 147 School Safety Officers, the LASPD is the largest school police department in the country. Given that 91% of LAUSD students are students of color - it is inevitable that the brunt of any potential misconduct or abuse by LASPD officers is shouldered by students of color. As the LAUSD Board prepares to select a new Chief of Police for LASPD, the Community Rights Campaign and Dignity in Schools Campaign urge the LAUSD Board to create new mechanisms and policies that hold the LASPD accountable to the civil/human rights of all LAUSD students-most specifically by creating new LAUSD policies to restrict the role and use of force of LASPD inside our schools and an independent civilian review board to bring greater accountability.
Access articles and radio programs featuring the Community Rights Campaign and DSC Los Angeles Chapter:
- Jan 26 - Activists call for reform of LA School Police Department, Southern California Public Radio, KPCC
- Dec 13 - LA Youth March for Respect, LA Progressive
- Dec 1 - Creating Dignity in Schools, Voices from the Frontlines Radio, KPFK