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Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force

Description

The Task Force was created following the tragic shooting death of Andy Lopez by a Sonoma County deputy sheriff to address 4 important issues necessary for community healing through the convening of 21 representative members of the community who will ultimately make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. The Task Force expects their work to conclude no later than March, 2015.

Duties

The Task Force is charged with:

  1. Reviewing options for a model for an independent citizen review body;
  2. Reviewing and recommending options for community policing to be considered with the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget process;
  3. Reviewing and recommending whether the Office of Coroner should be separately elected from the Office of Sheriff; and
  4. Bringing to the Board of Supervisors any additional feedback from the community on these issues that merits County attention by the end of 2014 and discuss staff generated efforts on these issues. These duties are described more completely in the Community and Local Law Enforcement Charter, approved by the Board of Supervisors December 10, 2013.

Upcoming Events

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Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force Meeting

Monday, December 8, 2014
6:00 PM
Location: Department of Human Services Employment and Training Division

Monday, December 15, 2014
6:00 PM
Location: Department of Human Services Employment and Training Division

Subcommittees

Community Engagement and Healing Subcommittee Meeting

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Community Policing Subcommittee Meeting

Monday, December 1, 2014 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Law Enforcement Accountability Subcommittee Meeting

Monday, December 1, 2014 4 - 8 PM

  • July 7, 2014
    Sonoma County has received a $471,000 grant for the proposed development of a Moorland Avenue park. The California Department of Housing and Community Development announced the award last week through its Housing Related Parks program, which designates grants to counties and cities each year. The County’s Regional Parks and Permit and Resource Management departments jointly applied for the grant in January as the county began studying the potential for a southwest Santa Rosa park where 13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot in 2013. The park project emerged from a community healing discussion led by the Board of Supervisors following the tragedy.
  • July 7, 2014
    The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office has completed an independent investigation into the tragic death of Andy Lopez, and has concluded that her office will not file criminal charges against Sheriff’s Deputy Erik Gelhaus.
  • More Press Releases

Contact Information

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sonoma County Administration Building
575 Administration Drive
Room 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Presentation to the Board May 13, 2014

Presentation to the Board May 13, 2014

Update from the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force to the Board of Supervisors

Rules of Procedure and Task Force Charter

Rules of Procedure

The purpose of these Rules of Procedure is to foster understanding and respect for the democratic process, facilitate compliance with applicable laws, encourage public participation...

Rules of Procedure

Task Force Charter

The purpose of the Task Force is set forth in the Charter approved by the Board of Supervisors on December 10, 2013.

Background: The Need

First Charge

Second Charge

Third Charge

Fourth Charge

Approach to the Work

Membership and Composition

 

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