Manny Vélez, Andrés González, and Erik Meléndez.

CLEVELAND, January 6, 2024: The Hispanic Police Officers’ Association (HPOA) hosted its 26th Annual Benefit Gala, in celebration of 3 Kings and Latino scholarship. A variety of awards were presented. Chief Andrés González of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Dept. was the keynote speaker. According to Sgt. Emmanuel Vélez, President of HPOA, the gala was sold
out with over 200 in attendance.

La Prensa photos by Mychal Lilly.