There's been a good deal of progress on certain policies, according to an official civilian oversight body's annual report on the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, but concerning incidents, similar to those reported in years past, continue occuring.
The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach or IOLERO as it is better known is a voter-created, civilian body that is supposed to be a local watchdog. A new 76-page annual report, praises new firearms and de-escalation policies at the sheriff's office, but, also found that certain problematic incidents, flagged by IOLERO in the past, are still happening.
With IOLERO's Director Karlene Navarro recently named a state judge, we turn to Evan Zelig, an attorney, and chair of IOLERO's community advisory council...to learn more..
We start by asking about the lingering issues.