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Special Counsel to Board of Supervisors

(Monitor of Sheriff's Department)

This site includes semiannual reports of Special Counsel Merrick Bobb and staff discussing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD). These reports are prepared at the direction of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors pursuant to its appointment of special counsel to conduct ongoing monitoring and critical review of the LASD's performance. Concerns about police misconduct and its high cost to the County, both in terms of frayed community relationships and the financial burden to taxpayers, led to the Kolts Report and the decision of the supervisors to order full implementation of the Kolts recommendations.

When the Kolts Report was published, there was criticism that the report had not recommended a civilian review board which would take over the LASD's power to investigate and discipline police misconduct. Unwilling to take so far-reaching a step, but wishing to respond to a need for active, ongoing monitoring and oversight, the supervisors, with the concurrence of the sheriff, created a continuing role for special counsel. Rather than disbanding the Kolts staff, the supervisors requested that special counsel retain such staff as was feasible, and the Board set aside an annual budget to defray the expenses of special counsel and staff incurred in monitoring the LASD and preparing the semiannual reports. At the Board's direction, special counsel disseminates data about the LASD and comments on its significance. At the request of the Board and the sheriff, special counsel has also participated in the formulation and implementation of risk and liability management strategies with the LASD.

Twenty-ninth Semiannual Report, July 2010


Twenty-eighth Semiannual Report, October 2009


Twenty-seventh Semiannual Report, August 2009


Twenty-sixth Semiannual Report, February 2009


Twenty-fifth Semiannual Report, July 2008


Twenty-fourth Semiannual Report, December 2007


Twenty-third Semiannual Report, April 2007


Twenty-second Semiannual Report, August 2006


Twenty-first Semiannual Report, March 2006


Twentieth Semiannual Report, August 2005


Nineteenth Semiannual Report, February 2005


Eighteenth Semiannual Report, August 2004


Seventeenth Semiannual Report, November 2003


Sixteenth Semiannual Report, February 2003


Fifteenth Semiannual Report, July 2002


Fourteenth Semiannual Report, October 2001


Special Report Kevin Evans


Thirteenth Semiannual Report, December 2000


Twelfth Semiannual Report, June 2000


Eleventh Semiannual Report, October 1999


Tenth Semiannual Report, February 1999


Ninth Semiannual Report, June 1998


Eighth Semiannual Report, October 1997


Seventh Semiannual Report, April 1997


Sixth Semiannual Report, September 1996


Fifth Semiannual Report, February 1996


Fourth Semiannual Report, June 1995


Third Semiannual Report, December 1994


Second Semiannual Report, April 1994


First Semiannual Report, October 1993

 



 
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