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Speaker: Cheryl Dorsey
Musician: Ryan Adam Wells
Subject: Cheryl will be speaking about her experience as a black police officer, and what she thinks would be effective ways to increase police accountability.
Cheryl Dorsey is a Los Angeles native and joined the LAPD in 1980. During her career, she 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.
She has also written an autobiography, Black and Blue, The Creation Of A Social Advocate, which provides an unfiltered look into the LAPD; police culture. She provides insight and techniques to de-escalate tensions during police encounters with a level of credibility that is effective, relevant and irrefutable.
Cheryl's book is available at:
Ryan Adam Wells is an award winning, world-traveled singer songwriter and storyteller. Alternative Country, Folk-Rock sounds coupled with heartbreaking and intelligent lyrics have made Ryan a much beloved and sought after act from Texas to Australia. He has a big following in Texas, as he calls Houston home.