Attorney Karlene Navarro Appointed as New Head of Watchdog Office Responsible for Auditing Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department, Part 2 – April 10, 2019

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department has a new independent auditor, responsible for reviewing misconduct records. We’re continuing our conversation with Karlene Navarro – the new director of Sonoma County’s Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO). Navarro started the position on March 12th and is responsible for auditing misconduct records at the Sheriff’s […]

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 […]

In the Wake of A Violent Month in Sonoma County, Madeline O’Connell From the YWCA Talks About Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence (Part 2) – April 3, 2019

About 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are survivors of domestic violence. We’re continuing our conversation today about domestic violence. Last month, there were three murder-suicide cases in Sonoma County. All victims were married couples. In two of these cases, police had responded to suicidal threats before the incident and removed licensed […]

In the Wake of A Violent Month in Sonoma County, Madeline O’Connell From the YWCA Talks About Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence – April 2, 2019

Before we start this segment, we want to warn you that we will be talking frankly about domestic violence and it may not be appropriate for children listening. The Violence Against Women Act is up for renewal in congress next week. The problem has been brought home to us in Sonoma County, with three murder-suicide […]