Category Archive: Local

Jan 28

Fresno PD Low Moral Problem

In a recent article in the Fresno BEE Newspaper, the editor referred to a moral problem within the Fresno Police Department.   Read the full article here.

Sep 11

Officer Involved Shooting – Fresno

Monday, September 07, 2015 11:49PM FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — A Fresno police officer shot and killed a suspect after a wild high-speed pursuit across the city and county on Monday. “There were minimal rounds fired by the officer involved,” Police Chief Jerry Dyer added. “There were multiple officers on scene conducting the search, but …

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Aug 07

New OIR Auditor Appointed

The Office of Independent Review (OIR) is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Scharman (Salt Lake City Police, Retired) as Director of Internal Audits effective May 15, 2015. The recommendation to add this position to the OIR was included in recommendations that were put forth in the first quarter 2015 report as quoted below: …

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Aug 06

Chiefs Advisory Board July 30, 2015

I. Fresno Call Center receives 2700 calls per day, 900 of these calls are to 911. II. LeRoy Candler, new NAACP President was introduced and talked about several projects and proposals on the table. They have begun to work with low income youth and adults and seemed enthusiastic and hopeful. III. Currently, Fresno PD has …

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Apr 24

CCCJC Members and Interested Parties to Meet with Fresno Police Auditor

Members and interested parties of the Central California Criminal Justice Committee are scheduled to meet with Rick Rasmussen, Fresno Police Auditor on Friday, 2pm at the Office of Independent Review at City Hall, Fresno, CA. For further information and to reserve a seat please contact Richard Gomez at The Center for Nonviolence 559-408-3320.    

Apr 24

First Quarter Office of Independent Review Report

Final OIR 2015 Recommendations

Jan 22

Fresno Police Auditor Supports Body Cameras

The following article in the Fresno Bee reports that Fresno police auditor Rick Rasmussen supports body cameras worn by police. Click on the Picture to read the article.

Oct 19

Fresno Mental Health Board has Numerous Openings

How to apply to get on the Mental Health Board for Fresno County 1. Go to Fresno County Mental Health Board website, scroll down to, application to mental health board and the supplemental Form to Accompany the Application and fill out both. 2. Then go the Board of Supervisors office on 2281 Tulare Street (Tulare and …

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Jun 19

An Open Letter to Mayor Ashley Swearengin

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE June 19, 2014 Mayor Ashley Swearengin 2600 Fresno St. Fresno CA 93721 Dear Mayor Swearengin: The Office of Independent Review (OIR), managed by Rick Rasmussen, has shown via its quarterly reports steady improvements in Fresno Police Department behavior. Improvements include fewer police shots being fired, a reduction in citizen complaints, …

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