Urgent Priorities to Further Our Reform Efforts

The field of oversight of law enforcement has grown significantly in the last few years. With it, the needs of practitioners and communities looking to establish civilian oversight have also grown; the current national outcry for police reform has accelerated that growth rapidly. NACOLE is working hard to meet the demand but money is often a limiting factor. With your help, we could increase our capacity for outreach, advocacy, and education. We want to strengthen and expand oversight throughout the country, and give those tasked with doing this challenging and essential work the support and professional development they need to be strong, effective community-change agents. Your donation will directly support NACOLE’s top 3 priorities:

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Next Event in NACOLE Webinar Series is June 14th

Join us for this webinar on June 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET, where we will take a look at Brady and Giglio and therole civilian oversight professionals can play in improving police disclosure procedures and ensuring that defendants get information to which they are entitled. Read More

NACOLE Board Votes to Raise Membership Fees

With increased operational costs and expanded services to jurisdictions across the counrty, the NACOLE Board of Directors recently made the decision to raise the Organziational, Regular, and Associate Membership fees by 25%. The raise will not affect the Student Membership rate. Read More

NACOLE Seeking Training and Technical Assistant Consultants

Over the past several years, NACOLE's work to assist jurisdictions across the United States has increased.  In order to better serve the needs of the civilian oversight community and those wishing to implement civilian oversight, NACOLE is looking to build a pool of qualified consultants to whom NACOLE can sub-contract training and technical assistance work. Read More

Save the Date for the 2022 Annual NACOLE Conference

The 28th Annual Conference of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement will take place September 11-15, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Make sure to save these dates and check back for additional schedule and registration in formation this Spring.



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    Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 01:00 PM

    Understanding Brady and Giglio

    Understanding Brady and Giglio: Civilian Oversight’s Role

    In Brady v. Maryland, the United States Supreme Court held that prosecutors must provide exculpatory information to defense counsel, and in Giglio v. United States, it extended the holding to include information suggesting a witness may not be credible. Many law enforcement agencies and district attorneys’ offices have created Brady lists – lists of officers whose disciplinary or testimonial history must be disclosed if they are called to testify. But some lists and some protocols have been criticized as inadequate. This presentation will set forth the legal standards for what prosecutors must disclose about officer histories under Brady and Giglio, and what role civilian oversight professionals can play in improving police disclosure procedures and ensuring that defendants get information to which they are entitled. The panelists will discuss what steps civilian oversight agencies, based on an investigative model, can take to ensure that Brady or Giglio information uncovered in their investigations is disclosed, and what steps police commissions and review-focused and auditor/inspector general-focused civilian oversight agencies can take to ensure that law enforcement agencies are meeting their constitutional obligations.

    Join us for this webinar on June 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET, featuring Andrew Case, senior counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF and Mary Izadi, the constitutional policing advisor the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California.



    Please note that cancelled registrations will not be refunded. All paid registrants will receive a link to the recording following the event so that they may view it even if they are unable to attend the live session.


    Andrew CaseAndrew Case

    Andrew Case is Senior Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, where he litigates against police departments and corrections agencies. He recently worked on a report that obtained and analyzed 181 cases in which New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) had determined that New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers made false official statements in interviews; the report found that the NYPD only disclosed the CCRB’s finding with regard to five of these officers. He has worked on cases brought against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Arizona Department of Corrections, and the New York Police Department. He currently is co-counsel in Ligon v. City of New York, one of three ongoing cases that led to the NYPD’s current monitorship. Previously he served as the Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations at the CCRB.


    Mary IzadiMary Izadi

    Mary Izadi is the Constitutional Policing Advisor for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California. As a member of the Executive Command, she makes recommendations and advises on constitutional law, accountability, adherence to best practices, and policies and procedures. Prior to this role, she served over 11 years as a prosecutor with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. She handled numerous jury trials, including cases featured on America’s Most Wanted and other national television programs. Mary is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Legal Officers Section. In this role, she has served on working groups developing multiple model policies for police agencies. She also is a California POST-certified instructor and serves on the NACOLE Training, Education and Standards Committee and the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Law Day Committee assisting in training and education on Police Practices and Constitutional Law issues.


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