Arcadia Police Chief Ronnie Garner is reconsidering his plans to travel with a detective to Taiwan on city time in October to learn about the culture and organized crime.
Organized Asian crime has made inroads into Arcadia, where one of five residents is of Chinese descent.
The City Council delayed a vote on the trip until the chief could provide more details.
Although the trip would be financed by donations, some council members questioned how the expense would look to taxpayers. Councilwoman Mary B. Young also questioned the chief’s motives, noting that there are people of Italian descent in Arcadia but that he has not proposed going to Italy.