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New Appellate Decision Makes Clear that POBRA Cannot Shield Police Misconduct from Public Scrutiny

Although it is a small step, a recent appellate decision involving the City of Oakland carries significant promise for ensuring that local public agencies and civilian oversight boards can fully investigate allegations of police misconduct to ensure integrity in policing and maintain community trust.

May 21st, 2021|News, Thought Leadership|

How Cities Are Addressing Police Reform

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police officers last May, public entities across the nation – including many cities and counties – have started the process of re-examining policing and public safety models amidst demands for reform, restructuring and racial and economic justice.

May 20th, 2021|News, Thought Leadership|

Jon Holtzman and Jamal Anderson Present on Police Reform at City Attorneys Conference

On Friday, May 14, RPLG Founding Partner Jon Holtzman and Senior Associate Jamal Anderson presented on police reform at the League of California Cities annual City Attorneys Conference. The presentation explored the wide range of initiatives and policy changes on the table for cities addressing police reform in California.

May 17th, 2021|Firm News, News|

Jon Holtzman to Present on Police Arbitration at Labor and Employment Relations Association Conference

Continuing a series of speaking engagements focused on public safety reform, RPLG Founding Partner Jon Holtzman will join a panel at the 44th Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference to discuss police arbitration.

April 21st, 2021|Firm News, News, Police Reform, Presentations|

Jon Holtzman and Linda Ross to Give Presentation on Pension Law Hosted by Sacramento County Bar Association

The presentation will cover developments in public pension law, the “California Rule,” and key decisions recently made  by the California Supreme Court.

April 7th, 2021|Firm News, News, Presentations|

Renne Public Law Group Hosts Webinar on Use-Of-Force Policies and Police Oversight Models, Second Session in Six-Week Public Safety Reform and Innovation Webinar Series

During the session, panelists highlighted the need for improved officer training, better collaboration and communication between those most interested in reform, and the creation of police oversight bodies that are transparent, legitimate and fully resourced.

April 5th, 2021|Firm News, News|

Renne Public Law Group and the Institute for Local Government Announce Public Safety Reform and Innovation Webinar Series

Featuring presentations by policymakers, former police chiefs, experts in alternatives to traditional approaches, and community advocates, the series will focus on exploring current reform and restructuring efforts and identifying actionable steps to implement change.

March 8th, 2021|Firm News, News, Police Reform|
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