Santa Ana Transgenders Speak Out on Police Treatment – Adam Elmahrek

Morena Lopez, a transgender woman, told a gathering of 25 people Monday that she was recently harassed by Santa Ana police officers as she walked down the street with a friend. The officers humiliated her, she said, and accused her of being a prostitute.

Lopez was one of several transgender women who spoke of such encounters with police during the meeting organized by The Center Orange County, a community services organization for the gay and transgender communities.