CSCS Partner Joseph Cammarata has been appointed the Ad Hoc Police Practices
Review Commission for Fairfax County, Virginia. His appointment - confirmed
by the Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova - highlights the trust
and recognition he's earned throughout the local community, and speaks
volumes about his legal expertise and community leadership. Partner Cammarata
also currently serves on the Fairfax Water Board of Directors.
Created earlier this year, the Police Practices Review Commission is intended
to build public trust and transparency through the evaluation of police
protocol and police-involved incidents. Partner Cammarata and other members
of the commission will be reviewing various issues, including:
- Law enforcement policies for use-of-force during arrests
- Law enforcement training and education, including de-escalation protocol
- Internal affairs investigations
- Law enforcement policies for public release of information
The commission will be thoroughly evaluating these matters during regularly
scheduled meetings and will deliver their recommendations for changes
to the Board of Supervisors by October 1
st of this year.
CSCS has long advocated for victims of police violence and, given the current
state of police / civilian interactions across the country, we believe
Partner Cammarata's role on the commission will be of great benefit
to the local community. You can read this
press release to learn more about Partner Cammarata's appointment.