We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Liberal Majority Passes Sheriff's Civilian Review Board

by johnk Tuesday, Dec. 09, 2014 at 8:40 PM

(These are my impressions and opinions.)

The LA County Board of Supervisors passed a motion to create a civilian review board for the sheriff's department.

This is the product of a three year effort by the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence, but it's just the beginning of the creation of the board. It's not determined how much actual power the board would have.

Cities in LA county generally don't have civilian review boards, with Long Beach being an exception. Cities have police commissions, but their role is not as a representative voice of the people and our complaints - rather they are like a board of directors, and the seats are held by elected officials.

Besides this tendency toward not having civilian review of police, many cities contract out police services to the sheriffs. A civilian review board for the sheriffs department would impact not only the unincorporated areas of the county, but also all the cities that contract out police services.

In the wake of the 2011 investigations of sheriff violations of law, the county formed a commission that recommended the creation of an Office of the Inspector General. The City of LA has an OIG, which functions as an independent organization from the police commission. However, according to the LA City's OIG website, the leadership is composed entirely of career law enforcement. (It's unclear to me if the county OIG functions the same way.)

The 3-2 majority was attained with the election of Sheila Kuehl, who took Yaroslovsky's seat. The other two supporters were Ridley-Thomas ans Solis, The opponents were Antonovich and Knabe. Perhaps this signals a change in the direction of the county board of supes, which has traditionally been a pretty conservative body.

http://oig.lacounty.gov/About.aspx

http://www.oig.lacity.org/

http://dignityandpowernow.org/civilianreviewvictory/

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/12/09/supervisors-expected-to-approve-creation-of-sheriffs-civilian-oversight-commission/

http://intersectionssouthla.org/story/nonprofit-spotlight-dignity-and-power-nowcoalition-to-end-sheriffs-violence-in-l-a-jails/
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy