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Oversight Board to Hear a Briefing from the Independent Police Auditor – Pasadena Now

ByChad J. Johnson

Jul 4, 2022

The Police Oversight Board continued its work at 6 p.m. on July 7 when it received a briefing report from the new independent police auditor, Richard Rosenthal.

Rosenthal faced the 11-member Community Policing Oversight Commission for the first time to outline its work plan and priorities.

According to Rosenthal’s “audit plan” for 2022-23, one of its goals is to assess the Pasadena Police Department’s (PPD) internal affairs records and categorical use of force investigations. June 2021 to June 2022 and to submit a report on this subject in January 2023. .

He said he would also monitor monthly police committee meetings on the use of force.

Rosenthal replaced Brian Maxey who resigned last year just two months after the commissioners formally met to review their duties and responsibilities and discuss their priorities and work plan.

The CPOC, established in October 2020, is created by the city to improve, develop, and strengthen community-police relations and to review and make recommendations regarding ongoing operations of the Pasadena Police Department.

Last month, the city council reappointed three commissioners to the Police Oversight Board after the Public Safety Committee recommended the reappointment of commissioners Alexis Abernethy, who applied on behalf of Links, Pasadena/Altadena Chapter and Florence Annang, who ran for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Pasadena Branch (NAACP), by unanimous vote for terms beginning July 1, 2022.

The three outgoing Commissioners were initially appointed for a one-year term which began July 1, 2021 and expired June 30.

To watch the meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83714629907

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