L.A. Barred From Enforcing Gang Injunctions

The city of Los Angeles has been blocked from implementing nearly all of its remaining gang injunctions, which is the most recent blow to one of L.A.‘s most disputable law enforcement strategies.

The 22-page order issued this week states that the American Civil Liberties Union is probably going to prove that almost all of the subject to the remaining injunctions suffered a due process violation, since Los Angeles failed to give them a possibility to opose the civil restraining orders in court.

The use of injunctions by the city of Los Angeles has been under close examination after the ACLU and the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in 2016.

After a review by the city attorney’s office of Los Angeles in collaboration with the Los Angeles Police Department, 7,300 individuals were released from the conditions that had been put on them through the injunctions.

Injunctions are civil court orders which can restrict a person from associating with or meeting with family and friends or live/be in neighborhoods considered street gang territory.

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