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Police/community relations are focus of upcoming forum

By From page A2 | February 18, 2014

The Vanguard Court Watch of Yolo County invites community members to a panel discussion on police/community relations in light of recent incidents that have occurred in West Sacramento. The discussion will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Holy Cross Church Auditorium, 800 Todhunter Ave. in West Sacramento.

The panel will include Assemblyman Roger Dickinson; former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso; attorney Anthony Palik, who in 2006 represented Ernesto and Fermin Galvan, who were beaten by West Sacramento police; attorney Stewart Katz, who represents a victim of former police Officer Sergio Alvarez, who is on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting seven women while on duty in West Sacramento; attorney Chris Moenig, who represents a man shot by West Sacramento police in 2012; and civil rights attorney Jim Chanin.

“The purpose of this event is not only to shed light on recent disturbing incidents involving the West Sacramento police,” said Vanguard Executive Director David Greenwald, “but also to focus on the need to restore trust and open the lines of communication between the police and community members.”

The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions. For more information, contact Greenwald at 530-400-2512 or [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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