We, members of the L.A. Youth Uprising coalition, write to follow up on a coalition letter of
February 1, 2019 (attached) calling on you to support a ban on the use of chemical agents in
detention facilities for youth under the care and in the custody of the Los Angeles County Probation
Department (“Department”). We applaud the February 19, 2019 action by the Los Angeles County
Board of Supervisors to ban the use of OC Spray (aerosolized oleoresin capsicum) in all
Department detention facilities within the year. We also appreciate the Department’s recent release
of data on the use of force, including use of force involving OC spray, against youth in your care
in the last quarter of 2018.