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Transparency and the LA Sheriff's Department




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Last week the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission renewed efforts to make incidents involving use of force and discipline more transparent. 

The resolution was passed unanimously by the newly created 9-member commission, and it included recommendations like publishing information about the number of times deputies are disciplined, and what kinds of actions warranted the discipline.

The commission also sought to have a more complete picture of the events that might be related to deputy involved shootings.

But in an unexpected turn, the union that represents rank and file deputies responded by saying that they'd like even more information collected.

We talk about it with KPCC’s Frank Stoltze.