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OC Register: Police must work with community after unrest

Chief Welter

Chief Welter

After a tumultuous year in the city, Police Chief John Welter is focusing on building trust in the police within the impoverished neighborhoods during the coming year and moving past the unrest that brought national attention to the city in 2012.

After starting the year with the arrest of a man suspected in a series of high-profile killings of homeless men, Anaheim police spent much of 2012 dealing with continued increases in violent and gang crime, a series of police shootings that roiled the community and heated protests that culminated in a near-riot in the city’s downtown.

Read Welter’s interview with Orange County Register reporter Sean Emery here.

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