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Inglewood Police Department awarded COPS grant to hire more officers

Inglewood High School students protest the school’s administrators spending $40k to attend an educational retreat.  Inglewood Unified School District responds with multi-agency police strategy.

Scene outside of Inglewood High School as students protest the schools administration spending $40k to attend a retreat. (Urbun Girl / 2UrbanGirls / March 5, 2014)

Scene outside of Inglewood High School as students protest brings out police agencies in full riot gear.  Inglewood Unified School District is under state receivership, however, the schools administrators spent $40k to attend a single educational retreat. (Urbun Girl / 2UrbanGirls / March 5, 2014)

Inglewood, CA – City of Inglewood residents are well aware that our police force is understaffed.  In a huge public spectacle over the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday, the world watched as many of the police agencies in the South Bay region, assisted Inglewood Police Department apprehend a domestic violence suspect.  Today, we watched multiple police agencies stand guard over a student protest at Inglewood High School (IHS).

Inglewood Unified School District insiders confirmed to 2UrbanGirls that IHS students were protesting the schools principal for spending approx. $40k to attend an educational retreat.

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With staffing levels low at both the school and cities police force, officers were called in from neighboring cities of Gardena and Hawthorne to escort the children out.

Many on the ground whispered it appeared the police were looking for a suspect and not just answering a call of kids “throwing a couple of bottles”.  Why else would police be in full riot gear and have rifles out?

Police on scene at Inglewood High School are in full riot gear and armed with rifles. (Urbun Girl / 2UrbanGirls/ March 5, 2014)

Police on scene at Inglewood High School are in full riot gear and armed with rifles. (Urbun Girl / 2UrbanGirls/ March 5, 2014)

Inglewood Police Department was awarded nearly $1 million in COPS grants back in September to hire more officers and ALL gang injunctions are in FULL effect, throughout the city of Inglewood, with an additional one to be filed according to Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr.

Related article:  Inglewood receives COPS funding to add additional police officers


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