10/30/2020

SDS Special Report Oct 29-LAPD:A female officer’s story of domestic violence

As National Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to an end, I find it ironic that just a few days ago LAPD decided to go public with a domestic violence personnel complaint against me; the victim.



A few years after allegations of domestic violence by OJ Simpson and his murder trial and the murder-suicide of a LAPD Ofcr Victor Ramos (my ex husband’s partner) who killed his estranged wife , LAPD sic’d 2 sgts Ernie Eskridge (now Cmdr) & Horace Frank (now Dep Chief) on me after learning of my victimization at the hands of one of their own; my ex.



BOR chairman (now Ret.) Dep Chief Martin Pomeroy opined, “not a mother in the cosmos would’ve stayed” just before he suspended me for 4 days without pay.



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As a social justice advocate and law enforcement expert, Sgt. Dorsey spoke before the California Assembly Committee on Public Safety regarding AB392. Sgt. Dorsey’s participation, in part, led to Governor Newsom signing into law on August 19, 2019, California Assembly Bill 392, a police use-of-force bill that redefines the circumstances under which the use of lethal force by a peace officer is considered justifiable.



For over two decades, Retired Los Angeles Police Department(LAPD) Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey worked exclusively in patrol and specialized units in all four Bureaus within the City of Los Angeles; South, Central, West and Valley. In addition to various patrol division assignments, Sgt. Dorsey was assigned to the infamous gang unit in Operations South Bureau; known as Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) under the command of Police Chief Daryl F. Gates



From an LAPD insider’s perspective, Sgt. Dorsey candidly discusses police culture, policy, and training as well as exposing disparities that disproportionately affect minority communities throughout the nation. As a police professional, Sgt. Dorsey introduces strategies on how to systematically attack those injustices, educate and empower listeners on how to navigate within that system, when necessary, and help change that system, when possible. The goal being for everyone to make it home safe!



An acclaimed speaker and author, Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey has written an autobiography, Black and Blue, The Creation Of A Social Advocate, (available on amazon.com) which provides an unfiltered look into the LAPD during her tenure. She provides insight and techniques to de-escalate tensions during police encounters with a level of credibility that is effective, relevant and irrefutable.



Sgt. Dorsey is a highly sought police expert on significant criminal justice issues and has been a frequent commentator on CNN, Fox News, CNN International; HLNTV with Dr. Drew, Nancy Grace, True Crime and The Daily Share; Inside Edition, MSNBC; NowThis News, TMZ as well as KPCC Radio with “Air Talk”, “Take Two”; Democracy Now, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and KABC Talk Radio with Dr. Drew. Sgt. Dorsey has been seen on networks such as Law and Crime ,BET, Oxygen, Oprah Winfrey (OWN) as well as appearing on the TD Jakes Show; Tavis Smiley Show, Dr. Phil Show and Brazilian TVGlobo;



Sgt Dorsey has been a featured police expert on Court TV, Law and Crime Network, Fox Network's "First Responders Live"; BET Docu-Series “Finding Justice”; TV Crime Series; “Chaos in Court”, “It Takes A Killer”, “Corrupt Crimes” “Motive to Murder” and “Dead Files”.



Former contributing columnist for OZY, LA Progressive, EURWeb, Wave Newspaper and Huffington Post.



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