UCLA booster Alan Robbins defends his conduct questioned in spirit squad lawsuit

From the Los Angeles Times – The unease grew with each joke. Spotting two Black audience members, the Las Vegas burlesque show emcee told the crowd it was good they were sitting apart to ensure there would be no gang activity.

Seemingly no one near the stage was spared. Seizing upon a group of late-arriving female UCLA spirit squad members seated in the front row, the emcee called them a bunch of lesbians before using more obscene language.

Roy Price, ousted from Amazon over sexual harassment claims, is ready to talk

As published by Los Angeles Times By Stacy Perman November 23, 2020 Three years ago, Roy Price, then head of Amazon Studios, was at the Four Seasons resort in Santa Barbara when his phone rang. It was Oct. 12, 2017, and he had arrived for Campfire — the super-secret, invite-only gathering of influential artists, celebrities,…

20th-Century Slavery Was Hiding In Plain Sight

Twenty-five years ago, PII played an important role in the investigation of this case of human trafficking in El Monte, California, where more than 70 Thai nationals were enslaved as garment workers.

T9 Mastered Webinar: When Gender Identity and Investigations Intersect

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – 11:00am PDT – Session Description: Campuses are now frequently addressing complaints involving gender identity, including allegations of discriminatory treatment, sexual assaults, and intimate partner violence. During these investigations, trans and gender non-conforming individuals are impacted in specific ways that can be harmful and traumatic.  In this one-hour webinar, Nora Rohman raises awareness of these concerns and provides useful information and techniques for fact-gathering.

T9 Mastered Webinar: Trauma-Informed Virtual Interviewing: Why We Need This Approach

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – 10:00am PDT – Interviewing people who have experienced trauma is never easy, but it is even more difficult in this time of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders. With most interviews conducted over a computer screen, investigators need to find new approaches to these interviews in order to minimize re-traumatization and get people’s accounts as accurately as possible.