TONIGHT’S PROMISED QUICKIE REPORT WILL APPEAR TOMORROW (SATURDAY)
I’ll have the quick take
by midday Saturday afternoon. The full report is scheduled for Monday.
The Citizens Commission on Jail Violence is meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday—today—-and the line-up of LASD people who are expected to testify at the all-day hearing is an interesting one. The “witnesses” include both working members of the department and one or two who are recently retired, all of whom, from what we hear, are in possession of lot of valuable knowledge of department’s problems. The ultimate effectiveness of their testimony depends, of course, on how much each person is willing to say.
Admittedly, it isn’t easy to give testimony to the commission and those who have agreed to be “witnesses” each seem to approach the experience with tremendous trepidation—but also with the hope that the commission will help the department toward reform.
THIS EVENING WE’LL GIVE YOU A SHORT REPORT on what goes on during the day,
AN EXTENDED REPORT is coming on Monday–which will include the much promised chapter on the testimony of former LASD Commander Bob Olmsted.
The Commission meeting takes place in the County Board of Supervisors’ Hearing room in Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration on Temple Street, downtown.
The last Friday of this month, July 27, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka and Sheriff Lee Baca are expected to testify at the public hearing.
In any case, back later today….. so stay tuned.