Resource: Attorney General Lockyer Announces Conclusion of Five-Year, Court-Enforced State Monitoring of Riverside Police Department

By: Office of the Attorney General

March 2, 2006

State of California Department of Justice

Attorney General Bill Lockyer today announced that the Riverside Police Department (“RPD”) has fulfilled the conditions of a court-enforced judgment reached in 2001 between the Attorney General, the City of Riverside and the RPD. This judgment required the department to implement wide-ranging reforms to prevent law violations and improve police service. In a hearing this morning before Judge Sharon J. Waters of the Riverside Superior Court, attorneys from the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Enforcement Section requested and received formal approval for the judgment’s dissolution.