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News Update

Police to return to Pomona Unified 4 months after being removed

Police at Pomona Unified will return to campuses soon, four months after parents and students called for their removal. The City Council voted 5-1 this week to approve a service agreement that will cost the school district $195,000 per officer, according to the Daily Bulletin.

The school board also voted unanimously to return police to school campuses after a shooting in October near one of the district’s high schools.

Police officers stationed at schools will need to undergo training on restorative justice, de-escalation, diversity and more, per the agreement with the city.

“No evidence has been brought forward from the district or city that shows cops ensure safety,” said Jesus Sanchez, co-founder and executive director of Gente Organizada, a local organizing group that has actively supported the removal of police from school campuses.

Other school districts, such as Fremont Unified, have returned police officers to campuses shortly after removing them.