Help Get Supervisors Onboard Civilian Oversight for LA Sheriff’s Department

zev oversightThe Coalition to End Sheriff’s Violence in L.A. Jails (C2ESV) needs you to call your Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor from now until Tuesday, 17 September.

In a recent press release sent form Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas’ office the 2nd District Supervisor stated:

“In a swift response to notice that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies have abused inmates, Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Gloria Molina are calling for the creation of a permanent citizen’s oversight commission.”

The Coalition to End Sheriff’s Violence in L.A. Jails has spent the last year advocating for permanent Civilian Oversight of the Sheriff’s Department. We applaud County Supervisors Mark-Ridley Thomas and Gloria Molina for listening to the community and taking this next step in securing transparency and accountability for the “troubled” Sheriff’s Department.

Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors

Only three votes are needed to get this proposal passed as a motion at the upcoming Tuesday, September 17th, County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. We need YOU to call your local Supervisor and urge them to VOTE YES on the motion for an independent Citizen’s Oversight Commission.

Patrisse Cullors
Coalition to End Sheriff’s Violence in L.A. Jails

About Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer and freedom fighter living and working in Los Angeles. As founder of Dignity and Power Now and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, she has worked tirelessly promoting law enforcement accountability across the nation.

Dignity and Power Now is dedicated to protecting incarcerated people and their families in Los Angeles. As executive director, Ms. Cullors has undertaken several projects ranging from the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence, Freedom Harvest artist collective, a bi-annual publication, the Dandelion Rising Leadership Institute and Building Resilience. In August of this year, the organization issued a report in collaboration with the UCLA Human Rights Clinic on the high percentage of black, mentally ill inmates. The report received coverage from multiple media outlets.