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  • Published on August 3, 2020

    Please join IOLERO and the Community Advisory Council (CAC)  tonight at 6pm  for a discussion about how to strengthen law enforcement oversight in Sonoma County.

  • Published on July 16, 2020

    We’re inviting all local community organizations and individuals to join us on August 3 to let the Board of Supervisors know your viewpoint on how to strengthen the oversight of law enforcement in Sonoma County.

  • Published on July 3, 2020

    This edition of IOLERO's newsletter discusses the plans to expand IOLERO's powers and duties, the Community Advisory Council (CAC) and an update about the investigation of David Ward's death.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on June 8, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    I am pleased to announce that the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has banned the use of the carotid hold effective immediately.
  • Published on June 4, 2020

    This message is to provide you with updates about the protesters arrested in Santa Rosa on the evening of June 2nd and the first positive case of COVID-19 at Sonoma County Jail. 

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on June 1, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    In this issue of IOLERO’S newsletter, we respond to community concerns regarding the Sheriff’s decision not to enforce the Orders of Sonoma County’s Health Officer, discuss our work with the Community Advisory Council (CAC) on the study of the use of force and de-escalation policies of all 58 Sheriff's Offices in California, plans for our Community-Oriented Policing Project, and our efforts to expand IOLERO’s presence in the community.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on June 1, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Oversight, in partnership with the criminal justice department at Sonoma State University, is reviewing use-of-force and de-escalation policies used by county sheriffs across California.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on June 1, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Sonoma County’s law enforcement watchdog is launching two research projects with students and staff at Sonoma State University that will compare the Sheriff’s Office to similar agencies around the state and evaluate some of its policies.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on May 27, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    We are sending out this brief message to provide you with the invitation to the Community Advisory Council (CAC) meeting on June 1 and also to announce the untimely passing of one of our esteemed colleagues.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on May 7, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    In this issue of IOLERO’S newsletter, we introduce IOLERO’s new Programs Manager, discuss IOLERO’s innovative partnership with Sonoma State University (SSU), provide updates on the Sheriff’s quarantine procedures at the jail and the Community Advisory Council (CAC).

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on April 16, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    This update addresses (1) the arrest of Jason Anglero Wyrick in Graton, (2) continued efforts to keep the incarcerated and jail staff safe during the pandemic, (3) phone and virtual mental health services for community members during this stressful time, and (4) plans for a virtual CAC meeting in May. 

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach
    Published on April 3, 2020 at 1:05 PM
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach

     We hope you are staying well and healthy (both physically and mentally) during these very challenging times.  Please remember that we are all going through this hardship and working to overcome this pandemic together.  In this issue of IOLERO’s newsletter, we cover topics such as Covid-19 safety measures at the jail and courthouse, Community Advisory Council (CAC) meetings, mental health resources and resources for undocumented workers.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach
    Published on March 17, 2020 at 1:05 PM
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach

    As you are all aware, we are in the midst of a pandemic related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). On Friday afternoon, Sonoma County’s Health Officer issued an Order related to the county’s effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in Sonoma County. 

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO)
    Published on March 6, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO)

    This edition of IOLERO's e-newsletter includes important updates about the office and the information for our next CAC meeting. As always, please contact the office anytime with questions, concerns or suggestions about IOLERO's work.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach (IOLERO)
    Published on February 28, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach (IOLERO)
    Special Announcement February 28, 2020: Yesterday, IOLERO received the Sheriff Office's administrative investigation of Charles Blount and his participation in the arrest which led to the death of David Ward. This investigation includes only information related to Charles Blount.
  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on February 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Si usted o alguien que conoce es contactado por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE), ejerza sus derechos y solicite ayuda. Estos son algunos recursos útiles.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on February 21, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    If you or someone you know is contacted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), please exercise your rights and ask for help. These are some helpful resources.
  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on February 3, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    We have been very busy at IOLERO finalizing appointments for the incoming CAC, completing the hiring process for our new full-time employee, collecting data on de-escalation and the use-of-force, and participating in outreach such as the MLK Day celebration at Community Baptist Church. 

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on January 13, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    IOLERO’s town hall meeting takes place tonight, January 13, in Petaluma from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. You may either fill out and submit a questionnaire at the meeting, or you may download it here, fill it out and send it back to usPlease submit your completed survey by Monday, February 3, 2020.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    Published on January 10, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    In an effort to keep the community informed about the David Ward investigation and to provide a community forum and resources, the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) is holding a Town Hall Meeting. 

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    Published on December 17, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) has begun using a new email notification system as a way to get information to our supporters and community partners in a way that is efficient and timely. 

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    Published on December 13, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    In the wake of the recent tragedy resulting in David Ward’s death, our community is experiencing feelings of despair and rage and there are a lot of questions about what comes next.  

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    Published on December 13, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    In the wake of the recent tragedy resulting in David Ward’s death, our community is experiencing feelings of despair and rage and there are a lot of questions about what comes next.  

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    Published on December 11, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Just as the Sheriff’s Office is facing renewed scrutiny over the Nov. 24 death of a Petaluma man, the community advisory arm of a county law enforcement watchdog held its last meeting with its founding members on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on December 4, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    IOLERO Director Karlene Navarro was interviewed by KSRO’s Pat Kerrigan on the December 4, 2019 morning show. She discussed the status of IOLERO’s audits and the recent fatal incident involving use of a carotid restraint.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    Published on December 2, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Karlene Navarro, the director of the Sonoma County Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO), talks with retired Los Angeles police Capt. John Mutz before a meeting of the Community Advisory Council in Windsor on Monday, May 6, 2019.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on October 15, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    IOLERO’s Department Analyst (working title: Program Manager) position is now open for applications.
  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on March 12, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Former local defense attorney Karlene Navarro was officially appointed Tuesday as Sonoma County’s law enforcement auditor.

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