29 April 2012

LASD FAQ / LASD Case #010-18488-2853-707

I'm at my wits end but, unlike my maternal grand-father ... I'm still alive, not that I have been able to get anything done on his behalf. Yet, I understand what it must feel like to be abused and ignored. Especially the IGNORED part.

When I called the LASD in 2009, Thelsey Leo Fuller, 92 ... WAS STILL ALIVE!

I will find away to make my complaints known as long as I have breath.

15) How can I find out the progress of an investigation or court case?
A: Call your local Sheriff's Station weekdays during business hours. If you do not have the report's file number, please be prepared to supply the date, time, location and name of the parties involved to assist us in locating the proper report.

19) Who should I call to complain about (or compliment) a law enforcement officers?
A: All California police agencies have a procedure for investigating complaints about individual officers or Department procedures in general. For incidents involving Sheriff's Department personnel or procedures, you can call your local Station on-duty watch commander (24 hours) or contact Sheriff's Headquarters at (800) 698-8255.
For incidents involving other local law enforcement agencies, you should contact the agency in question directly.

Civil Grand Jury, County of Los Angeles
http://grandjury.co.la.ca.us/ A Grand Jury…the citizens of the county before a court of competent jurisdiction, and sworn to investigate or inquire into county matters of civil concern…The California grand jury system has its historical roots in the Old English grand jury system, the purpose of which was to protect citizens from the arbitrary power of the Crown. The California system continues to retain the goal or protecting residents from abuse by local government. In civil matters, the jury performs oversight functions of Los Angeles County, 88 cities, all school districts and other local government agencies. The Civil Grand Jury is an independent and confidential body and may not, except for legal cause, be prevented from acting within its jurisdiction…”

Criminal Grand Jury, County of Los Angeles
http://grandjury.co.la.ca.us/ In Los Angeles County the Criminal Grand Jury attends hearings to weigh evidence brought by the District Attorney's Office in order to determine on the basis of this evidence whether certain persons should be charged with crimes and required to stand trial in the Superior Court. The Criminal Grand Jury is an accusatory body and not a trial jury; therefore, the burden of proof is much lower. Specifically, the Criminal Grand Jury must decide if there is a strong suspicion the individual committed the crime alleged.

Office of Independent Review (OIR), County of Los Angeles
http://www.laoir.com/ The mission of OIR is to monitor the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) and provide legal advice to ensure that allegations of officer misconduct involving LASD are investigated in thorough, fair, and effective ways. Based on an idea that came largely from Sheriff Lee Baca himself, OIR consists of six attorneys with backgrounds in criminal law and civil rights issues.


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