Next Tuesday, The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on an ordinance intended to strengthen the county’s law enforcement watchdog agency. The ordinance is named after the late activist Evelyn Cheatham. Its proponents say that The Independent Office for Law Enforcement Review and Outreach, or IOLERO, doesn't have enough independence or funding to fulfill its purpose. Jerry Threet is a local attorney and the former director of the office. He spoke with KRCB’s Adia White on Monday about what the proposed ordinance would change.
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This week, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is debating cutting more than 45 million dollars from its nearly 2 billion dollar budget. IOLERO is just one of the departments facing cuts. The budget first proposed for the fiscal year was nearly $800,000 - but the director has been asked to cut 10 percent from that sum. Read the baseline budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year HERE.
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