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June 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Please attribute the following statement to Hector Villagra, executive director of the ACLU of Southern California, in regard to the selection of Michael Moore to serve as the next chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, one of the nation's largest police departments:

"Michael Moore has worked productively with ACLU and other civil rights and community organizations in the LAPD's creation of a more humane impound policy, enforcement of street vending laws, and limiting the department's interactions with immigration enforcement.

"The new chief must commit himself and the LAPD to working collaboratively with all the communities of Los Angeles to address vital issues including completely disentangling the department from federal immigration enforcement and limiting dragnet surveillance. Moore, if confirmed, must also adopt de-escalation policies, reform gang enforcement practices, and increase transparency and accountability around officer misconduct."