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Jasmyne A. Cannick

Signs on the ground memorialize Stephon Clark at an April 4 rally in front of the district attorney's office following the fatal police shooting of unarmed Stephon Clark in Sacramento.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

L.A. Voters Can Have Say in Independent Oversight of L.A. Sheriff's Department

In Los Angeles, efforts have begun to change the charter of the county via ballot measure to provide the Civilian Oversight Commission with subpoena power to effectively investigate deputy misconduct. The Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative seeks to ensure that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the governing body for America’s most populous county and largest jail system, invests some of the $3.5 billion planned for building new jails into providing alternatives to incarceration....