Honorable Board of Supervisors:
On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County, Criminal Justice Committee, we request the following immediate actions:
1)Sacramento County takes due care to assure that military forces and equipment are not used against our citizens;
2)Sacramento County develops a policy establishing a Civilian Law Enforcement Oversight Board with authority to recommend Sheriff Department budget modifications to the BOS that includes staff support from the County Executive;
3)Sacramento County Department of Heath and Human Services establishes Mental Health Trauma Centers in each District to help families and individuals address the mental health affects of this Civil Unrest;
4)As a policy mandate, remove the “Chokehold” as a lethal weapon option by the Sheriff department and help standardize throughout the region; and
5)As a policy, order the County Executive to establish a vetting/employee screening process that would prohibit the hiring and retention of employees with prior misconduct involving excessive use of force.
Thank you for your time. We also request a written response to our request confirming that the Board of Supervisors has received the request and its deposition.
Norma Nelson, Criminal Justice Committee Chair
League of Women Voters of Sacramento County