Corbin has already worked with Burbank, having been brought on to review the Burbank Use of Force audit and to evaluate city attorney candidates.
Gennaco’s agency provides civilian oversight of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, which recently has come under fire for mistreatment of inmates. Gennaco raised concerns about the issue some two years ago, but reportedly was ignored by Sheriff's officials.
Police Chief Scott LaChasse said in an email Thursday that his department supported the external oversight.
“Law enforcement professionals consider external oversight to be necessary and proper to maintain accountability, transparency and public confidence,” he said.
Under the preliminary plan, Corbin would oversee the department’s strategic plan, which is being put in place following officer-involved shootings, allegations of excessive use of force and outside investigations by the FBI.
Gennaco would review a percentage of cases that would be randomly selected each year.
During the joint meeting at City Hall Wednesday, council members and commissioners explored the types of cases they would like to see reviewed annually, including use-of-force and fatal incidents, and asked questions of Gennaco, who attended the meeting.
The details of each three-year contract, including cost, will be brought back to the City Council for final approval.
The move would provide the public with a picture of the police department it has yet to see, as the findings of the consultants would be made public.
“I think that has always been the intent,” Councilman Dave Golonski said in an interview.