Attorney Karlene Navarro Appointed as New Head of Watchdog Office Responsible for Auditing Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department – April 9, 2019

There’s a new director of the watchdog office responsible for auditing the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department.

IOLERO – The Independent Office of Law Enforcement and Outreach – was created in the wake of the 2013 shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by then Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus. In the beginning of March, the office got a new leader after the former director stepped down due to health concerns and a contentious tenure in office. 43-year-old attorney Karlene Navarro stepped into his role. She spoke with reporter Adia White about why her background inspired her interest in the position.

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