Sheriff Baca describes the cause of the current jail overcrowding and the police monitoring organizations describe what they do and how they do it to keep the L. A. County Sheriff’s Department on the straight and narrow path in law enforcement.
Featured in this Part 1 and 2 are:
- Sheriff Leroy Baca
- Mark Rosenbaum, ACLU’s Legal Director
- Mary Tiedeman , ACLU Jail Project Director
- Captain Tim Cornell, LASD Inmate Reception Center
- Mike Gennaco, Chief Attorney LASD Office of Independent Review
- Merrick Bobb, Pres. Police Assessment Resource Center (PARC)
Highlights of the two program airing back to back are:
- Explicit details of the numerous problems encountered by both the ACLU monitors and the L.A. County Sheriffs Department are provided in depth.
- Inmate Riots, jail disturbances on video are featured in the FDN preview and series, to demonstrate the circumstances that exist from time to time and explanations for the cause are provided.
- Three Civilian Monitors for the Sheriff: The Board of Supervisors already was contracting with Merrick Bobb of PARC, who describes his goal to make law enforcement “effective”. Mike Gennaco explains how and why the Sheriff formed the Office of Independent Review with funding from the County Supervisors. Roy Burns, former head of ALADS comments on the impact of policies developed by the monitors.
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