Merrick Bobb is the President and founding Executive Director of PARC. A lawyer, he was the first person to occupy the role of police monitor and has become a nationally recognized expert on police oversight and reform. Merrick has monitored the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for nearly 20 years and has consulted with jurisdictions around the country and with the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Bobb was recently appointed by the United States District Court to monitor the Seattle Police Department pursuant to a consent decree between the City of Seattle and U.S. Department of Justice.
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Matthew Barge has been PARC's Deputy Director since 2013. He previously was a Research Analyst at PARC from 2006 through 2009. A lawyer, Matthew holds a J.D. from N.Y.U., where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Legislation & Public Policy. Before re-joining PARC, he worked was a litigator at the law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan. Matthew graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University in 2004 with a B.A. in Government.
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