Sher­iff’s mon­i­tor re­port com­ing

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LAN­CAS­TER — The Lan­cas­ter Sher­iff’s Sta­tion Com­mu­nity Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee’s sworn per­son­nel will present the An­te­lope Val­ley Mon­i­tor­ing Team’s six-month re­port at 7 p.m. Tues­day in the com­mu­nity room of the gym­na­sium at Stephen Sorensen Park.

In April 2015 the U.S. De­part­ment of Jus­tice and the Los An­ge­les County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment agreed to polic­ing re­forms and set­tle­ment of po­lice-re­lated fair hous­ing claims in the An­te­lope Val­ley.

The Jus­tice De­part­ment an­nounced a com­pre­hen­sive set­tle­ment agree­ment with the sher­iff’s de­part­ment that will sup­port wide-rang­ing re­forms in the Lan­cas­ter and Palm­dale sher­iff’s sta­tions. The Jus­tice De­part­ment and the county agreed to en­ter into a court-en­force­able set­tle­ment agree­ment that will re­quire re­forms to the sher­iff’s de­part­ment’s data col­lec­tion, train­ing and ac­count­abil­ity sys­tems to im­prove the qual­ity and ef­fec­tive­ness of deputies’ in­ter­ac­tions with An­te­lope Val­ley res­i­dents and re­duce bias in its prac­tices.

Un­der the set­tle­ment agree­ment, the sher­iff’s de­part­ment agreed to im­ple­ment com­pre­hen­sive re­forms to en­sure law­ful polic­ing and re­store pub­lic trust. An independen­t mon­i­tor­ing team over­sees the re­forms, which the sher­iff’s de­part­ment intends to im­ple­ment by next year.

That in­cludes meas

ures to strengthen civil­ian in­volve­ment and feed­back in set­ting polic­ing pri­or­i­ties; pub­lic in­for­ma­tion pro­grams to keep civilians in­formed of polic­ing ac­tiv­i­ties; re­quire­ments for com­mu­nity in­ter­ac­tion at all lev­els of LASD; and es­tab­lish­ing com­mu­nity ad­vi­sory en­ti­ties to en­sure that mean­ing­ful feed­back is ob­tained from the com­mu­nity.

On the Lan­cas­ter Sta­tion CAC com­mit­tee, Lake Los An­ge­les is rep­re­sented by Manuel Ma­gaña. At­tend­ing the prior Days of Di­a­logue meet­ings through­out the An­te­lope Val­ley for LLA are Ma­gaña and Shirley Har­ri­man.

The sher­iff ’s de­part­ment has been con­duct­ing com­mu­nity en­gage­ment meet­ings through­out the

An­te­lope venues.

This is not a Lake Los An­ge­les Ru­ral Town Coun­cil pre­sen­ta­tion, but rather one by the sher­iff’s de­part­ment as part of the Set­tle­ment Agree­ment. The coun­cil is the fa­cil­i­ta­tor only.

The pub­li­ca­tion dated Oc­to­ber 2018 by the Of­fice of In­spec­tor Gen­eral, County of Los An­ge­les, “Re­form and Over­sight Ef­forts: Los An­ge­les County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment” is avail­able for read­ing at the LLA Li­brary.

To read the re­ports online, go to: http://www. la­sher­ ren­der.aspx.

To share your opin­ion on this ar­ti­cle or any other ar­ti­cle, write a let­ter to the ed­i­tor and email it to ed­i­[email protected]­ or mail it to Let­ters to Ed­i­tor, PO Box 4050, Palm­dale CA 93590-4050.




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