Marisa Gerber Gennaco in Fullerton after the fatal Kelly Thomas beating
When Anaheimers clamored for police accountability after the 2012 riots, the city council tapped the shoulders of the Office of Independent Review (OIR) instead. The Pasadena-based firm headed by former U.S. civil rights attorney Michael Gennaco got its contract with Anaheim extended and nearly doubled in June 2013. Mayor Tom Tait got to tout police oversight. Anaheim Police Association president Kerry Condon got an auditor which Condon was proud to say never made him scurred.
And what did Anaheim residents get? After nearly two years, OIR finally delivered 20 flaccid recommendations on police shootings.More »