MATT EGAN, San Clemente
With the killing of Kurt Reinhold, the OC Sheriff’s Department has brought the BLM movement to San Clemente. The city of San Clemente needs to reassess the viability of retaining the Orange County Sheriff’s for our police protection.
This senseless, sad killing will cost the city millions. When two professionally trained officers cannot subdue and arrest a smaller, unarmed man, then they are either poorly trained or the job requirements and training need to be changed.
Because the result of the existing system is about to get very expensive. Those millions are not in the budget, and the future pension liabilities alone are budget-busting.
San Clemente should approach Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano to create a tri-city police force (to share administrative expenses), with the training and pension parameters that meet our needs and our budget.