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In Antelope Valley, relations between minorities and Sheriff's Department are improving

In Antelope Valley, relations between minorities and Sheriff's Department are improving

Miguel Coronado pulled up to the tile-roofed beige house where he had been handcuffed and shoved into a patrol car six years before — for telling a girl that she could refuse to talk to the sheriff's deputy who was questioning her. He became an outspoken critic of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and was among those who brought allegations of racially biased policing in the Antelope Valley to federal authorities. "I felt like I really hated them," Coronado said of sheriff's deputies. "I felt like, 'What do I have to do to get some respect?' They were aggressive, brutal, insensitive and discriminatory." But revisiting the...

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