Police departments across the country are now requiring officers to wear body cameras. But a study released in the District of Columbia found that the camera requirement for officers in D.C. has had no significant effect on reducing complaints against officers or police use of force.
Over the past several decades, a wave of Central American immigrants have made the D.C. region their home. In the time since, Latino communities in our area have evolved, as have the leaders who are active in them. We speak with community leaders in the region about that change and about how leadership in local Latino communities extends beyond conversations about immigration and politics.
- Juan Pacheco Community Peace Building Specialist for the Latino Youth Leadership Council at the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC).
- Abel Nuñez Executive Director, Central American Resource Center
- Nicole Quiroga President and CEO of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
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