What is the City of Compton Law Enforcement Review Board?
The City of Compton Law Enforcement Review Board (LERB) was established to provide an active body comprised of Compton residents and stakeholders to improve community safety through policy reform, transparency, and accountability in the City of Compton. The LERB will also provide an independent forum and advocacy board for residents to submit complaints regarding officer misconduct within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - Compton Station. The Board consists of eleven appointed members of the community representing a diverse set of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives.
Focusing on accountability and integrity, LERB is charged with reviewing best practices in community policing policies and producing recommendations for policy reform and adoption to the Compton City Council for action.
LERB will also receive, track and facilitate the investigation of officer-involved complaints and misconduct from residents, which completely changes the chain of command previously established by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. LERB will coordinate directly with the Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commission for follow-up and further action, including accessing the subpoena power of the oversight commission as deemed necessary.
The Board’s duties include:
•Receive and review citizen complaints of allegations and incidents by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department occurring within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Compton. The Law Enforcement Review Board will receive, submit and track complaints about law enforcement actions of misconduct (or other offenses) to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commission.
•Identify, recommend and advocate for policies which promote fair and humane treatment for all residents, including those alleged violators of the law, to ensure the safety of both residents and law enforcement officers.
•Address community safety issues and formulate recommendations consistent with effective community safety and law enforcement best practices.
•Widely publicize the procedures for filing complaints to improve accessibility for all residents and improve accountability with Sheriff’s deputies and personnel.
•Create informational tools to empower residents to know their rights.
What Can I Expect After I Submit My Complaint?
Members of the City of Compton Law Enforcement Review Board will individually assess complaints regarding misconduct allegations about LA County Sheriff deputies to promote community safety. These complaints only apply to deputies from the Compton Los Angeles County Sheriff Station which are paid by Compton taxpayers.
The Board will review and forward all received complaints for investigation to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commission for action. If the Board determines that additional investigation by other branches of government, a report will be prepared for further City Council consideration and action.
Please complete the form below to the best of your ability and provide as many specific details as possible. The Board will reach out should there be any questions about the complaint. Please feel free to check in on the status of your complaint at any point at: email@example.com.
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