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Contact Ms. Ruhlin:

Julie Ruhlin has been a Principal with OIR Group since 2006 and has assisted numerous law enforcement agencies – including Portland (OR), Denver (CO), and Fullerton (CA) – with the review of officer-involved shootings and other uses of force, internal affairs investigations, policy development, and assessment of oversight systems.  Julie was a Deputy Chief Attorney for the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review, where in addition to her regular responsibilities monitoring use of force incidents and investigations into misconduct allegations, she prepared special reports on the Sheriff’s Department Training Academy, a controversial suicide in the County jail, and a review of the investigation into the death of Ruben Salazar.  Julie joined OIR Group after working with Merrick Bobb at the Police Assessment Resource Center in Los Angeles.  Prior to working with PARC, her private law practice focused on civil rights litigation and criminal defense. 


Julie holds a J.D. from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from American University.  She clerked for the Honorable Christina A. Snyder in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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