More abuse allegations at West Valley

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An additional four inmates at West Valley detention center in Rancho Cucamonga, administered by the San Bernardino County sheriff's department, have filed suit against individual deputies and against John McMahon. The suit makes similar allegations to the prior lawsuit--gratuitous tazering, death threats, and sexual abuse. There is some more information in this article published in today's Daily Bulletin.

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Herrera family to rally, address Ontario city council at Tuesday meeting

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CopWatch IE has received advance notice that the Herrera family of Ontario, who tragically lost their father Jose to an act of police violence on May 9, will be holding a rally prior to the next Ontario city council meeting, which will be held at 5:30 PM at Ontario City Hall, located at 303 East B St in Ontario, CA 91764. The rally will be followed by participation in the council meeting, which begins at 6:30.

They are asking us to bring out our people to support the family in their quest for justice!

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CWIE campaign: Lapel cameras for officers!

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The Inland Empire has actually been leading the way when it comes to equipping officers with cameras. Rialto was the first city to require that officers document their interactions with community members on video. The practice was the subject of a major study by the Washington DC-based Police Foundation (which also has many IE ties), which acclaimed the practice.

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Update on police lawsuit to shield killer cops from transparency

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We brought you information about this case when it was filed, I believe, after a reporter brought it to our attention. We at CopWatch IE are fully in favor of full transparency for public agencies, especially when employees of those agencies represent a threat to the community. We applaud the court's decision to uphold the right to know who the dangerous "public servants" are! Justice for Douglas Zerby!

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SBPD officer Jose Jesus Perez convicted of on-duty rapes

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It looks like these incidents were happening back in 2012 or perhaps sooner, although I don't recall hearing anything about them at that time. The good thing is that the department actually took the complaint seriously and passed it on to the feds, unlike what normally happens. Wishing health and speedy recovery and healing for the survivors of these horrible assaults. Here's some coverage:

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