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Los Angeles Homeless Agency Faces Calls To Dissolve Ties With Police

Los Angeles Times-


As protests roiled Los Angeles, the head of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority was spurred to speak out after seeing a gruesome image of a homeless man bleeding from his eye — an injury allegedly caused by a round fired by police.

“Police violence is unacceptable against all and especially against vulnerable people experiencing homelessness who have nowhere else to go,” Heidi Marston wrote on Twitter on June 6. “We are calling for immediate and lasting reforms.”

That same morning, a LAHSAsupervisor was chastised for sending allher coworkers a petition with a much broader demand: To immediately end their partnerships with police agencies.

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