What: ACLU SoCal Public Forum
When: Tuesday, May 13th, 7 p.m.
Where: Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena
For some time, ACLU and others have raised concerns about oversight of the Pasadena Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Pasadena Public Safety Committee Chair Jacque Robinson will describe the current oversight of the Pasadena’s Police Department, and Miriam Krinsky, former Executive Director of the L.A. Citizens Commission on Jail Violence, will describe the recent modifications in the oversight of the Sheriff’s Department. Many United States jurisdictions have developed effective, affordable oversight of their law enforcement entities. Brian Buchner, President, National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, will discuss various methods of civilian oversight that could serve as models for Pasadena.
This forum on law enforcement oversight is timely, for County Supervisors will be instituting independent oversight over the Sheriff’s Department in May; they are also being asked to appoint a citizens’ commission. In addition, there is a primary election for a new Los Angeles County Sheriff in June. In Pasadena, advocates continue to explore model methods of oversight provided for officer involved shootings, police use of force, and other constitutional policing matters.
The ACLU SoCal Pasadena/Foothills Chapter, the Pasadena NAACP, ACT, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Pasadena (IMA), the League of Women Voters, the Pasadena Community Coalition, and the Pasadena Latino Forum invite the public to participate in this important educational forum and learn more about how best to oversee those who are sworn to enforce our laws.
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