By: Todd Spitzer, Chairman of the O.C. Board of Supervisors
This week the Ad Hoc Committee examining the Office of Independent Review (OIR) met to receive a progress report from Special Counsel Michael Gennaco and to provide direction regarding the development of ordinances, polices and a model for independent oversight of Orange County law enforcement agencies.
After the Board of Supervisors expressed its intention not to renew the contract for the current provider and expressed interest in selecting a different model that allows for stronger oversight and transparency of law enforcement, the Ad Hoc Committee examining OIR was formed, and industry expert Michael Gennaco was brought on as Special Counsel to identify ways to increase the effectiveness of OIR. Continue reading