Sunday, June 06, 2010

DA & AG Asked to Investigate Brown Act Violations By Los Angeles County Supervisors in Capitol Hill Meetings

June 5, 2010

Mr. David Demerjian

Public Integrity Division

L A County District Attorney Office

310 West Temple St. Room 766

Los Angeles, CA 90012 Re: Request for Investigation Brown Act Violations

Dear Mr. Demerjian,

We are hereby submitting a request for enforcement of the Brown Act, Gov’t Code § 54950 et seq. and a complete investigation of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ recent official meetings held in Washington D. C. on May 5 and 6th with individual members of the U.S. Senate and U. S. Congress. A Full Disclosure Network camera crew and reporter Janet Levy were barred from covering five of the ten official meetings. In one meeting held in the Capitol Building with Senator Barbara Boxer, the camera crew was excluded, but Ms. Levy was allowed into the room. Although she is a citizen of Los Angeles County, Ms. Levy was not permitted to speak at the meeting. A ten minute video report of the two-days of official meetings can be viewed here: (DVD enclosed)

Furthermore, the five meetings that were open to the public were severely limited in scope and duration and failed to adequately address posted agenda items. The discussions that took place at the meetings that were open to the public deviated from the official agenda, giving the impression that official business must have been conducted elsewhere, out of the public view.

The agenda and meeting notice that were posted on the County’s website, which stated that the meetings would be open to the public and the media and that the public would be permitted to speak, can be viewed here:

In addition, we call your attention to the hyperlink below to the posted Public Meeting Schedule with time and locations of the offices where the meetings took take place:

During the upcoming months, a complete one hour video report is to be featured on community cable channels throughout California as well as on the Internet. This video report accurately reflects the deliberate actions taken to exclude the public and the media from more than half of the public meetings. The Full Disclosure video details what transpired when Ms. Levy, a Los Angeles County resident and freelance reporter who was covering the L A County Board of Supervisors meetings with a three man camera crew, attempted to attend these public meetings.


Leslie Dutton

Executive Producer

Janet Levy

Freelance Journalist

cc: Steve Cooley, L A County District Attorney

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr.


  1. Bravo Leslie, but, we now know just how our AG enforces the laws of California, when it comes to his buddies, he doesn't. I can't believe he wants to be governor when he can't even do the job he has now. So, I wouldn't expect too much, in fact anything would be amazing.

  2. What a joke David Deemerjian Public Integrity Unit is a joke he put me in prison for 2 years on phony charges and I have the polygraph to prove it. We where shutting down the BKK dump and I was attacking his friend and neighbor x mayor Ben Wong on the issues.
    As usual reporters do not get all the story straight so it dosen't mention BKK in the article and that katie Mc Comb use to work for Ben Wong Dermerjian's neighbor.

    ET Snell
    Clown Community Activist