Jerry Threet, the former director of IOLERO and one of the authors of the Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance, as well as other supporters of the measure have defended the legal basis of the ordinance. IOLERO is the first civilian oversight body established in Sonoma County, following the killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez in 2013 by a deputy sheriff. August 12, 2020
Support Measure P this November for stronger oversight of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. Jerry Threet Founder; from 2016 – 2019, he established the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach and served as Director. At an August 6 meeting, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to add an ordinance relating to the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) to the county's November 3 ballot. Knowing that the deputies are employing “best practices” will help to foster that trust. And that’s what IOLERO is - fresh eyes. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 4, starting at 8:30 a.m. Information on attending and viewing the meeting at sonomacounty.ca.gov/Board-of-Supervisors/Board-Meetings. But we carry on her work in her name and in honor of her loving presence. Oct 14, 2020 2:34 pm, Copyright © Sometimes, the times are right for change and this might just be that time.
We all want the Sheriff’s Office to be the best that it can be. She always picked me up and pulled me forward.” The same code also states that, if the court determines that a lawsuit by the Sheriff’s Office against the county is “bad faith” or “frivolous,” the Sheriff’s Office will be required to pay the legal costs of both sides. At least one item on the Board of Supervisors agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 4, is already generating comments from the public, by email, audio and video: The consideration of an ordinance … You can get more information, donate or volunteer by visiting socoeffectiveoversight.org.
This measure will help ensure that goal is achieved. After the killing of Andy Lopez in 2013, Evelyn served on the county task force charged with recommending changes to prevent a repeat of that family and community trauma. According to Chef Duskie Estes, who was a close friend of Cheatham’s, the visionary chef and non-profit director, passed Thursday night. Jerry Threet is a solo attorney in private practice, following a long and varied career in law and public service. The county formed IOLERO in 2015 following protests after a Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Andy Lopez, a 13-year-old boy, in Santa Rosa’s Moorland neighborhood in 2013. The EVELYN CHEATHAM EFFECTIVE IOLERO ORDINANCE will ensure that IOLERO meets the NACOLE principles of effective oversight. Law enforcement oversight advocates have long argued that IOLERO is too weak and underfunded. It’s the least that we can do. But the office was created without the tools to be effective - no subpoena power, no independent investigatory power, no requirement that the Sheriff’s Office cooperate and not enough money to do the job. Evelyn passed away in her sleep in 2019.To honor Evelyn’s significant work and legacy in this area, the Committee to Support an Effective IOLERO has named the proposed initiative ordinance in honor of Evelyn: the Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance for an Effective IOLERO. to help us promote the ordinance and counter the misinformation which is already being spread.
To honor Evelyn’s significant work and legacy in this area, the Committee to Support an Effective IOLERO has named the proposed initiative ordinance in honor of Evelyn: the Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance for an Effective IOLERO. EVELYN CHEATHAM COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT AN EFFECTIVE IOLERO: “She was a role model on how to be. Currently, the IOLERO director may only request that the Sheriff release those same documents. Every input offered by IOLERO to the Sheriff if the ECO passes would be advisory. Tags: News, Law Enforcement, IOLERO, Sonoma County, California, Sheriff, Oversight, By Daedalus Howell
For more than twenty years, community members have been working towards achieving effective community oversight of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Under regular circumstances, the county’s in-house lawyers, the Sonoma County Counsel’s Office, would give the Sheriff’s Office legal advice. The ACLU of Northern California supported the legal backing of the ordinance in a letter to the Board of Supervisors last month.
The Evelyn Cheatham Effective IOLERO Ordinance - now Measure P - is an important step to building a Sheriff’s Office the community can trust. Mr. Threet's practice focuses on issues of police oversight and accountability, public records and transparency, consumer and tenant protections, employee discrimination, and wage theft. News & Features
Whether the resulting legal fees come from the county or the Sheriff’s Office, local taxpayers would be on the hook either way. Oct 28, 2020 5:42 pm, By Daedalus Howell
Evelyn passed away in her sleep in 2019.To honor Evelyn’s significant work and legacy in this area, the Committee to Support an Effective IOLERO has named the proposed initiative ordinance in honor of Evelyn: the Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance for an Effective IOLERO. If passed by voters in November, Measure P would significantly increase IOLERO’s budget by locking its funding at one percent of the Sheriff’s annual budget. Measure P would also strengthen IOLERO’s powers in numerous other ways including giving the IOLERO director the ability to legally compel the Sheriff to release various internal documents to IOLERO. We all miss Evelyn deeply.
The Sheriff will retain every aspect of his independent state authority,” Threet said during the meeting on Wednesday. The ordinance, which is known as the Evelyn Cheatham Effective IOLERO Ordinance but will be titled Measure P on the ballot, is intended to bolster the efforts of IOLERO, an office tasked with reviewing the Sheriff’s internal investigations and other matters. The goal of Measure P is an office able to help guide the Sheriff’s Office to policies that have been studied across the country and found to make both the public and law enforcement officers safer. Goldstein, the County Counsel, told Bay City News that the county had followed the “required policies and statutes” when placing the ordinance on the ballot. The issue came to the board after Sonoma County Counsel Bruce Goldstein determined that offering the Sheriff legal advice about Measure P would constitute a legal conflict of interest for the county’s attorneys. The Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance has received its measure letter for the November election. “Evelyn was a person who was truly good,” said Estes. Please consider donating (no amount is too small!) It’s the least that we can do. Those who favor the status quo will be throwing big money against this ordinance. 427 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Evelyn Cheatham, who founded Santa Rosa’s Worth Our Weight culinary training program, has died. Jerry Threet, Former Director of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach, speaks about the ballot initiative, IOLERO’s background, Sheriff push back and the petition process: https://www.ksro.com/2019/10/21/interview-jerry-threet/. They began circulation of the Effective IOLERO ordinance as a petition for the general election ballot, but the coronoavirus shutdown interrupted them from gathering sufficient signatures. (Exclusive permission from photographer), Initial IOLERO Commitee Evelyn Cheatham 4th from left, Jerry Threet 3rd from right (Photo: Soco Effective Oversight), Eveyln Cheatham (Photo: Soco Effective Oversight). After a long campaign to get a measure to address these failings on the ballot in November 2020 and invigorated by the activism of the community in response to the killing of George Floyd and so many others, the proponents of the Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance convinced the Board of Supervisors to vote unanimously to place the ordinance on the ballot.
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The result will be a more independent, transparent, effective civilian oversight office that can better assist the Sheriff’s Office in improving its operations. “The (Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance) ECO does not in any way implicate the Sheriff’s independent authority.
Former Director of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach. But, within a day of the board’s August 6 vote, Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick made it known that he is considering a legal challenge to the ordinance. All rights reserved. But we carry on her work in her name and in honor of her loving presence. “To me the request appears to be part of a personal political agenda, not the official duties in (Essick’s) capacity as Sheriff of Sonoma County, especially since we have seen broad opposition from Sheriffs across the state of California to legislative proposals moving forward with any kind of oversight or reform,” Hopkins said during the meeting. Measure P provides the remedy. By Jerry Threet. The other options that county staff is providing the supervisors include a possible negotiated Effective IOLERO Ordinance, based on amendments made at this week’s meeting, and either adopt it or put it up for a vote in the November election. If you'd like to sign up to comment, visit, Cannabis Dispensaries & Delivery Services, River Community Advocates – Lower Russian River, https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Human-Rights/Jerry-Threet/. The ordinance, which is known as the Evelyn Cheatham Effective IOLERO Ordinance but will be titled Measure P on the ballot, is intended to bolster the efforts of IOLERO, an office tasked with reviewing the Sheriff’s internal investigations and other matters.
Local measures in 2020; Local law enforcement on the ballot; Sonoma County measures; California . We all miss Evelyn deeply. According to Bay City News, the Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs Association, which represents the department’s sworn deputies, is considering filing a separate legal complaint against the county with the state’s Public Employee Relations Board if Measure P stays on the ballot.