Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of Pasadena Police Hosts 'Know Your Rights' Forum with Local Attorney

Published : Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 4:46 AM

Noted Pasadena criminal defense attorney Tarek Shawky will be speaking next Tuesday, September 18, during a “Know Your Rights” forum at the general monthly meeting of the Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of Pasadena Police (CICCOP).

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Orange Grove Friends Meeting House, located at 520 Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena.

Shawky’s criminal defense firm in Pasadena serves Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties, with over a decade of criminal law experience representing thousands of clients. It claims to have the knowledge, skill and confidence “to handle any criminal case no matter how large or small.”

Since 2014, CICCOP has been fighting for police reform in Pasadena. It is composed of organizations that have decided to come together to advocate for an independent police auditor for the Pasadena Police Department. Now, it also serves as the police reform committee for Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!).

The coalition has been meeting since its inception on Thursday mornings, and later decided to start a monthly evening meeting so those who can’t go to the daytime meetings due to their work schedules could attend.

Tuesday’s event will be the first regular monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of the month.

On October 4, CICCOP joins the NAACP, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and POP! as they host their second community dialogue at Pasadena’s Alkebu-Lan Cultural Center, 1435 N Raymond Avenue, moderated by James Farr. The meeting will feature a discussion with several long-time Pasadena Police officers on community policing.

The first community dialogue on June 14 featured a discussion on the two POP!-produced videos on the Chris Ballew beating, with about 75 residents in attendance, the CICCOP said.


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