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The IPA Roadshow Hits the Airwaves
Judge Cordell's Roadshow The Office of the Independent Police Auditor was created in 1993 to provide oversight of the citizen complaint process, analyze patterns and trends regarding police conduct and make recommendations for improvements in policies, procedures and training to the San José Police Department. Judge Cordell was appointed to the position of Independent Police Auditor (IPA) by Mayor Chuck Reed and the San José City Council in April of 2010. Since her appointment, she has considerably expanded the community outreach performed by the IPA Office. The “IPA Roadshow” is an example of that outreach effort.

In 2011, CreaTV, San Jose's local cable media center, began production of “The IPA Roadshow.” Hosted by the City of San Jose's Independent Police Auditor, Judge LaDoris H. Cordell, CreaTV airs one episode of the IPA Roadshow series, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Comcast Cable subscribers in San José can watch the show on Silicon Valley Channel 30 every Wednesday, and via live stream and video on demand at www.CreaTVsj.org.

In addition to hosting the program, Judge Cordell collaborated with Executive Producer Alison Nicole Stewart to produce each episode.The first episode featured Judge Cordell’s interview of former San José Police Chief, Christopher Moore. The next episode features an interview with a representative from San José Internal Affairs, Sergeant Todd Trayer. Episodes feature interviews of the former Mexican Consul General of San José, former San José Independent Police Auditor Judge Teresa Guerrero-Daley, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, as well as conversations with members of the Independent Police Auditor’s Teen Leadership Program.

Early 2013 Judge Cordell interviewed individuals in San José about law enforcement-related topics. These interviews were airing in April, May, and June 2013 on CreaTV.

Wednesday, March 0, 2013 – Girls and Gangs, Part I
This episode featured a fascinating interview with the charismatic Sgt. Fredrick Kotto of the SJPD.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 – Girls and Gangs, Part I
Rosalia Vargas grew up in a San José family that was violent and gang-involved.  She rose above it all and obtained a masters degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. Hear her amazing story tonight, 4/3/13 at 7p.m, on Comcast Cable Channel 30. (The episode will then repeat each Wednesday at 7p.m. throughout the month of April.) 
Note: The Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force is acknowledged in the credits on the episode.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 – The Complaint Process
Che Hammond was stopped by a SJPD officer while riding his bicycle in San José.  He filed a misconduct complaint and the Internal Affairs Unit conducted an investigation. Hear about Mr. Hammond’s experience on 5/1/13 at 7p.m. on Comcast Cable Channel 30. (The episode will then repeat each Wednesday at 7p.m. throughout the month of May.)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 –  Girls and Gangs, Part II
Maria Perez is a “veterana” gang member – she and her siblings were involved in one of the very first gangs in San José.  When she tried to leave the group, she and her family faced gang retaliation. Hear how she beat the odds and turned her life around on 6/5/13 at 7p.m. on Comcast Cable Channel 30.  (The episode will then repeat each Wednesday at 7p.m. throughout the month of June.) 
Note:  Esther Mota from the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force makes a cameo appearance on the episode; and it is acknowledged in the credits.