On Tuesday, Stand Up for Effective Oversight of LASD

Effective LASD OversightThe long organizing effort by anti-brutality activists hits a milestone tomorrow when the working group on civilian oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department presents its report to the Board of Supervisors.

Justice Not Jails asks everyone who supports an effective and independent oversight body to show up and be prepared to comment at the meeting, which starts at 9:30 at 500 W. Temple Streets in downtown LA (usually the first hour of the Supervisors’ meeting is filled with ceremonial stuff).

Talking points will be available for all who wish to make public comment tomorrow. They key outstanding issues concern community representation on the commission and whether the commission will have full access to Department records when investigating instances of abuse—shorthanded as “subpoena power.”