Chu’s Audit Request on Hate Crimes Approved by Committee

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Assemblyman Chu Hate Crimes press release photo
Assemblymember Kansen Chu with coalition representatives supporting the audit.

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Joint Legislative Audit Committee today voted to approve a statewide hate crime audit requested by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D – Fremont), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes. The audit will gather data from three law enforcement agencies from each of the 80 Assembly Districts.

“Hate crimes are on the rise in California and it is imperative to act now address this trend with the best tools available,” Chu said. “With this audit, the Legislature can get a full picture of current efforts and identify opportunities to develop policy to reduce the frequency of these bias related crimes. I thank my legislative colleagues on the Select Committee, specifically Assemblymembers Jim Cooper (D- Elk Grove), Marc Levine (D- Santa Rosa), Adrin Nazarian (D- North Hollywood), Phil Ting (D- San Francisco) and Shirley Weber (D- San Diego) who joined me to make this request.”

Chu’s audit was made in collaboration with the following organizations:

  • The Anti-Defamation League
  • The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration
  • The California Association of Human Relations Organizations
  • The California Council of Churches IMPACT
  • The California State Conference of the NAACP
  • The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, CSU San Bernardino
  • The Council on American Islamic Relations-CA
  • Equality California
  • The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Website for Assemblymember Chu: www.assembly.ca.gov/chu