CSCS is pleased to announce that Partner Joseph Cammarata has been appointed
to serve on the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission by Sharon Bulova,
the Chairman of the County of Fairfax Board of Supervisors. Partner Cammarata
was appointed to the commission because of his invaluable legal expertise
and experience, and his community-oriented leadership. Mr. Cammarata also
serves on the Board of Directors of
The ad hoc commission was
created in February to recommend changes to Fairfax County policies concerning community safety
and public trust, and specifically to ensure current policies provide
for fair and timely resolution of critical police-involved incidents.
Police-involved matters to be reviewed by the commission include:
- Police policies for use-of-force
- Police training
- Internal affairs investigations
- Policies and procedures regarding public release of information
Partner Cammarata and other members will provide their insight to promote
community engagement and maximum transparency. The commission is scheduled
to meet regularly and will deliver recommendations to the Board of Supervisors
by October 1, 2015.
Partner Cammarata's appointment speaks volumes about his respected
role in the local community, as well as his experience with controversial
matters involving law enforcement and local citizens. Partner Cammarata
and Partner Allan M. Siegel have been instrumental in resolving cases
involving police misconduct and excessive force.