Two monitors have been appointed to make sure the Kern County Sheriff’s Office sticks to the terms of a settlement agreement it reached with the California Department of Justice over civil rights complaints late last year.
Both parties jointly appointed Joseph Brann and Angela Wolf, as co-monitors. Brann has previously overseen the reforms required by stipulated agreements in Riverside and Maywood and has served as a monitor in other jurisdictions. Wolf currently serves as the monitor for a settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A KCSO news release called her a highly respected researcher and practitioner in using community-based data to improve the quality of justice system strategies and practices.