Schoolyard Sheriffs

Policing Kids in Antelope Valley Schools

More than five years ago, the Department of Justice found that sheriff’s deputies in the northernmost suburbs of Los Angeles disproportionately targeted Black and Latino residents. It’s still happening to teenagers on school grounds.

LA Inspector General Looks Into Allegations of Racist Policing by Sheriff’s Deputies on School Grounds

Citing a LAist/ProPublica report that sheriff’s deputies disproportionately stopped and cited Black students, LA County’s Inspector General said he will look into allegations of racial discrimination in California’s Antelope Valley high schools.

In a California Desert, Sheriff’s Deputies Settle Schoolyard Disputes. Black Teens Bear the Brunt.

Deputies in California’s Antelope Valley are disproportionately citing Black teens, often for minor infractions, like getting in fights or smoking. “They’re turning the principal’s office into the police station,” said one lawyer.

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