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Citizen's Commission to Unanimously Endorse McDonnell

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 1
1/16/2014




Los Angeles, CA – On Friday, January 17th at 9:30 a.m., at the Temple St. steps in front of the Hall of Administration, the executive director and members of the Los Angeles Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence (CCJV) will hold a press conference to announce their unanimous endorsement, as private citizens, of commission member and Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell in his race for LA County Sheriff. The commission chair, vice chair, executive director and commissioner members will present their perspectives on the upcoming election, the status of implementation of the commission’s recommendations and the need for credible outside leadership of the LA Sheriffs’ Department.

The commission, which includes highly regarded former U.S. Attorneys, federal judges and community leaders was created in the fall of 2011 by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to “initiate and carry out a community-level review of alleged appropriate use of force by deputies assigned to the jails.” After a year-long process, the commission issued a 200-page report in September 2012, with over 60 recommendations for reform of the LASD and its custody division.

Members of the commission include the Hon. Lourdes G. Baird (ret.), chair; Reverend Cecil L. Murray, vice chair; Hon. Robert Banner (ret.); Alexander Busansky, president, National Council on Crime and Delinquency; Hon. Carlos R. Moreno (ret.); Hon. Dickran Tevrizian, Jr. (ret.). More information on the commission and the CCJV report continues to be available to the public at http://ccjv.lacounty.gov.

The press conference will take place on the Temple Street steps in front of the Hall of Administration at 9:30 a.m.