Cindy Chang is an assistant city editor for the Metro section. She came to the Los Angeles Times in 2012, first covering immigration and ethnic communities before moving to the L.A. County sheriff’s beat and then the LAPD. Previously, she was at the New Orleans Times-Picayune, where she was the lead writer for a series on Louisiana prisons that won several national awards. A graduate of Yale University and NYU School of Law, she began her journalism career at the Pasadena Star-News.
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En medio de un movimiento nacional para desfinanciar a la policía y reinvertir el dinero para ayudar a los residentes negros y latinos, la policía de L.A. ampliará su característico programa de policía comunitaria.
Desde el condado de Orange hasta el norte de California, la gente sigue reuniéndose en grandes ceremonias religiosas al aire libre sin seguir las reglas para frenar la propagación del coronavirus, lo que provoca severas reprimendas de los funcionarios de salud pública.
Amid a national movement to defund the police and reinvest the money to help Black and Latino residents, the LAPD will expand its signature community policing program.
From Orange County to Northern California, people continue to gather for large outdoor religious ceremonies without following rules to slow the spread of the coronavirus, prompting stern reprimands from public health officials.
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