Police reluctantly OKs reform; vote averts federal intervention, but members are critical of the plan to deal with racial and rights issues
Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) -- Displeased but unwilling to take its fight to court, the Riverside City Council on Tuesday grudgingly adopted a plan by California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer to rid the city's troubled Police Department of racism and civil rights violations.
Reacting largely to the 1998 shooting of a black woman, Tyisha Miller, by four white officers--an incident that created an uproar and exposed a racial divide in Riverside--Lockyer plans to oversee a far-reaching reform plan over the next five years.
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