Police Chief Delivers Sobering Reality Check
5/8/15 – In one of the most powerful Staff presentations in recent memory, Banning Police Chief Alex Diaz recently delivered a sobering reality check on the enormous challenges his Department is currently facing.
Diaz’ compelling presentation covers the shortfalls of under-staffing and, more importantly, the devastating effects of the early release of convicted criminals under AB-109. Also discussed are the effects of Proposition 47, which has turned some felony offenses into misdemeanors.
The following video of Chief Diaz’ presentation is a “must watch” for every Banning citizen.
Along the same lines of Diaz’ concerns are those of District Attorney Mike Hestrin who with all Police Chiefs of the Desert Cities just held a news conference on the subject.
Here is a news clip which aired May 4 on KESQ Channel 3 (starts after the commercial)
More than ever, all California Police Departments, including Banning, now fight an uphill battle against criminals.
More staffing is badly needed, and once the County expands their Probation Department in Banning as announced (see story), things will likely get even worse.
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