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20 Years After Disbanding its Police Department, Compton Leaders and Residents Fed Up with Sheriff’s Take to the Streets
June 18, 2020
At the time, the $12.3-million contract with the city of Compton was the most expensive among the 41 cities patrolled by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Led by then-Mayor Omar Bradley, the five-member City council voted 4-to-1 in July 2000 to disband the Compton Police Department in hopes of getting a handle on the high homicide rate that had gripped the city and kept residents indoors in fear of their lives. ... read more »
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