On June 19th, 2013 at 7pm the next of the Safe Oakland Speaker Series at Holy Names University will feature LAPD Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing, Gerald Chaleff. Chaleff will speak for the first hour, and the audience will then be encouraged to ask questions during the second hour of the event to a panel including Chaleff and Interim Police Chief Sean Whent.

The topic will be "Why Constitutional Policing Matters and How it Helped Reduce Crime in Tough Cities Like Los Angeles."

According to the announcement: "Constitutional policing emphasizes comprehensive accountability for the conduct of all officers, equal treatment for all citizens by the police, and the elimination of excessive force. Los Angeles was able to be released from a court-ordered consent decree, very similar to Oakland's Riders Case Negotiated Settlement Agreement. Chaleff will discuss how they did it."

The exact address is 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, 94619. Parking will be available on campus. Councilmember Schaaf's office will be live-streaming the event online atwww.ustream.tv/channel/safe-oakland-speaker-series. A recording of the event can also be viewed afterwards at the same site.

External Linkwww.SafeOakland.com,

Contact: email[email protected], or call 238-7004 

About Chaleff:

Gerald Chaleff was appointed to the LAPD by Chief William Bratton in 2003. He serves as Bureau Chief to the Chief of Police and Commanding Officer of the Consent Decree Bureau (CDB).

As Bureau Chief of CDB, Chaleff oversees the operations of TEAMS II Development Bureau, Risk Management Group, Audit Division, and Civil Rights Integrity Division, which is responsible for the Department's implementation of the Consent Decree with the US Department of Justice.

In 1997, Chaleff was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, and elected Board President from 1999 to 2001. He is a former President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and served as Deputy General Counsel to the Webster Commission, which examined the LAPD's response to the 1992 civil unrest. He has prior experience with both the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the Public Defender's Office, and has spent several years in private practice. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

In private practice, Chaleff is a nationally recognized expert in criminal defense, in both State and Federal courts.