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AGAINST OPINION OF VOTERS, DECLINING CRIME RATES AND EVEN ITS OWN CONSULTANT, COMPTON COUNCIL MOVES TO RE-ESTABLISH POLICE DEPARTMENT

FROM BETTY PLEASANT / WAVE NEWSPAPERS

Despite the Compton City Council’s 3-2 vote Tuesday re-establish its own police force—disbanded 10 years ago because of corruption—the city-hired consultant who’s supposed to shepherd the transition has serious misgivings about the mission.

So do the city’s voters, at least as measured in 2004, when 67.8 percent of them defeated Measure D, which would have revived the Compton Police Department.

And crime rates have tumbled in Compton since it contracted with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department—the city recorded 55 homicides in 1999 and 37 last year.

But some city residents, officials, and particularly Mayor Eric Perrodin, have been straining at the bit to dump the sheriff‘s deputies and return their own Compton cops to the streets.

READ THE ENTIRE STORY AT WAVENEWSPAPERS.COM

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  1. Joe Mack
    June 5, 2010 at 7:07 am

    The crooked Mayor (I’m just guessing but, it’s a safe bet) would like to have even more City workers to keep him and his accomplices, I mean, fellow City workers in power.

    longbeachpolitics.homestead.com

  1. June 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm
  2. June 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm

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