By: Todd Spitzer, Chairman, O.C. Board of Supervisors
Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer called a Special Board Hearing on adopting a new public safety oversight model in Orange County. The hearing provided the Board of Supervisors with the opportunity to receive testimony, hold discussion and analyze various oversight models including the Office of Independent Review.
A prominent group of distinguished presenters discussed options with the Board of Supervisors. The speakers included: Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens; Merrick Bobb, Executive Director of the Police Assessment Resource Center; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law; Kimberly Edds, a former Orange County Register reporter and spokeswoman for the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs; Brian Buchner, President of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and Michael Gennaco, Principal at OIR Group. Continue reading