On Friday we spoke with D’mitra Smith, the chair of the Sonoma County Human Rights Commission. The commission recently released a report on human rights violations during the Santa Rosa Black Lives Matter Protests. In Friday’s interview, Smith described numerous allegations of excessive use of force by local law enforcement. It’s unclear how the report will be used to investigate these events and hold officers accountable. In today’s report, KRCB’s Adia White asks Smith what she hopes will happen next.
Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro is evaluating the report. We’ve invited him to join us for a conversation about his department’s response and hope to have him on later in the week. Read his statement at norcalpublicmedia.org.