At the Public Commission Meeting, A Shattered Father Speaks

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At the Public Commission Meeting, A Shattered Father Speaks

May 31, 2012 | by Celeste FremonWitness L.A.

The Los Angeles Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence held its first—and possibly only–community meeting at the EXPO Center at the L.A. Swimming Stadium on Wednesday, May 30. Commission member, and NCCD President, Alex Busansky was in attendance with other members, the group's executive director, Miriam Krinsky, and legal director, Richard Drooyan. This piece details the striking testimony of Stephen Rochelle, father of Matthew Rochelle, a 24-year-old former Twin Towers inmate now serving an indeterminate sentence of 15-years to life in Patton State Hospital for the murder of a fellow inmate.