So Much for Bridging the Divide: Anaheim Cancels Night Out Event

Fears of more protests cancel event designed to build relationships between police and community.


In cities nationwide, people will gather at block parties, cookouts and exhibits Tuesday night for a National Night Out, a way to meet with first responders and learn about local crime-prevention efforts.

But in Anaheim, a city rocked by protests and violence, the event designed to bridge law enforcement and the public had to be canceled.

Officials said they learned of planned protests that would have disrupted the National Night Out, which was scheduled to be held Tuesday evening in the city's sprawling Stoddard Park.