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The San Diego County Law Enforcement Review Board's push for change

The George Bailey Detention Facility in Otay Mesa is shown on July 21, 2015.
Megan Wood
The George Bailey Detention Facility in Otay Mesa is shown on July 21, 2015.

The San Diego County Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) recently voted in favor of reforms aimed at increasing its overall authority and transparency. The package of proposed changes now lies in the hands of county officials.

The reforms include allowing the board to expand oversight to medical workers in county jails and to allow a qualified board representative to attend death-scene investigations. Supporters of the changes say they will help the review board accomplish its mission of investigating in-custody deaths and accusations of misconduct.

Paul Parker, executive officer of CLERB, joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the board's proposed reforms, as well as his wider vision for the agency.

"To make these proposals, in my opinion, will dramatically increase the transparency and hopefully will contribute to the public's trust in what is going on at the law enforcement level," Parker said. "That's why we're here,"