Weekly Update 8/11/17

Walk Time Hearing:
On Monday, August 7, 2017, CCSO State President Richard Tatum, Labor Liaison Ford Canutt and Chris Gold (a named party to the lawsuit), along with CCSO Attorney Gary Goyette, attended the Three Judge Appellant Court hearing seeking pay for pre and post shift time spent going to and from work assignments (walking time cases).  All parties were provided time to address their concerns, which will be evaluated by the court.  The evaluation will take between 3-6 months.  Following the courts evaluation, and should the court finds in favor of our appeal, we will proceed to Phase II, where the CCSO attorney’s will measure the time at issue, and go to trial on compensation. 
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Weekly Update 8/4/17

Brady Process Update
Last month, it was reported that CCSO State Secretary / Government Relations Officer Ron Allen, along with Attorney’s J.R. Oviedo, and Richard Fisher were monitoring the Superior Court trial between the Association for Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS), and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department (LASD).  The case concerns a California statutory that governs discovery of peace officer personnel records, when applied to criminal cases, violates due process, and therefore is unconstitutional.
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Weekly Update 7/31/17

PREA Meet and Confer
On July 24, 2017, CCSO State Secretary and Government Relations Officer Ron Allen, Grievance Manager Mike Stout, SCC Chapter President Andrew Pilati and NKSP Chapter President Ryan Shaw, along with CDCR OLR Specialist Marcia Mooney, DAI CCIII Robert Scicluna and DAI Captain Shannon Stark met and conferred over the proposed Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) intake screening requirement. CCSO objected to the workload associated with this new screening tool and argued that CDCR must increase staffing by adding at least one additional Receiving and Release supervisor to every CDCR prison.  We discussed the responsibility and workload associated to the Receiving and Release supervisors, and that many institutions require their watch commanders and/or unit lieutenant(s) to conduct inmate intake reviews. CCSO also discussed that CDCR continues to increase supervisory workload expectations, and that many custody supervisory cannot effectively keep up with their daily work requirement as it stands.  Coupled with daily requirements, and mandating certain unit lieutenants or watch commanders conduct inmate intake reviews, has required these supervisors to leave work incomplete, causing LOI’s or formal disciplinary to be served on CCSO members.  CDCR acknowledged the PREA tool will increase workload, and indicated they will present our argument for additional staffing to CDCR executives.  They also indicated CDCR is in the process of re-evaluating the department’s standardization of staffing policy.

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Weekly Update 7/14/17

Brady Process Update
CCSO State Secretary / Government Relations Officer Ron Allen, along with Attorney J.R. Oviedo, (Oviedo Law Group), and Richard Fisher, (Goyette and Associates) have been monitoring the Superior Court trail between the Association for Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS), (the union that represents non-supervisory LA County Sheriff deputies) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department (LASD).  This case concerns a California statutory that governs discovery of peace officer personnel records, when applied to criminal cases; however, violates due process, therefore is unconstitutional. Continue reading