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Law Enforcement Reform and Our Community – Our June Online Meeting

June 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At this unprecedented time of grief, anger and resolve, the Democratic Club of Southern Sonoma is honored to present three strong voices for law enforcement reform and community action.

Please join the Democratic Club of Southern Sonoma County

As we proudly welcome


John Mutz, former LAPD Commander, was instrumental in guiding a courageous transformation in the Los Angeles Police Department — from one which had idolized aggressive tactics, isolation, and top-down authority, to a service-based organization that prioritized community engagement, outreach, and transparency.  He is nationally recognized for his work addressing systemic inequity and for creating a contemporary, effective, and community-centric public safety model.

John’s 2018 run for Sheriff of Sonoma County, while unsuccessful, brought to the forefront longstanding but still denied issues of racial insensitivity, at best, in the Sheriff’s Department

Faith Ross is the current President of Petaluma Blacks for Community Development (PBCD) and serves on the Sonoma County Human Rights Commission. She has been the curator of several successful exhibitions at the Petaluma Historical Museum including “Women who Fought for Civil Rights” and “The Many Faces of Petaluma – The Ethnic and Cultural Diversity of our City.” Faith has been an unstoppable and very visible leader of our community, helping to promote an understanding of black history and culture by providing a free community Black History Program and other events during Black History Month, and through her year-round involvement with the Petaluma Christian Church.

Jerry Threet served for 3 years as the first Director of the County’s Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO).  In this position, Jerry provided independent audits of officer misconduct investigations performed by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office; studied and recommended improvements to policies and procedures of the Sheriff’s Office that affect members of the public. He conducted outreach to and education of the public to increase understanding of law enforcement policies and procedures and provided periodic written and oral reports to the public and the Board of Supervisors concerning the work of the Office.

Prior to his appointment to IOLERO, Jerry spent 11 years as Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Francisco, and currently works as a police misconduct investigator for the City of Richmond, CA. Jerry is also a driving force in, among other things, the campaign for adoption of the Evelyn Cheatham Effective IOLERO Ordinance, which seeks to ensure that IOLERO meets the core principles established by The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement.

This extraordinary panel will each provide their unique perspectives on law enforcement and our communities of color. Our intention is that the evening provide a historical background and cultural perspective, as a starting point for progress and reform.


Wednesday June 17, 2020

7:00PM – 9:00PM


Respond no later than 6/16 BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK:


The Zoom link (or phone number) needed to join this meeting will be provided to you once we receive your RSVP

Micki Carroll, Chair, and The Board of the

Democratic Club of Southern Sonoma County


June 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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CA 94952 United States