Santa Barbara County grand jury releases review of local agencies and facilities

Reports reflect months of investigations

Sherri Paysinger, NewsChannel 3 Reporter, spaysinger@keyt.com
POSTED: 07:17 PM PDT Jun 23, 2013    UPDATED: 11:21 AM PDT Jun 24, 2013 
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -

The Santa Barbara County grand jury released two reports this weekend outlining needed areas of improvement for the Sheriff's Coroner Bureau as well as its facilities and for Law Enforcement and Detention facilities.

Numerous recommendations were offered to improve the quality of the Coroner's Bureau and the quality of services.   Also, health and safety upgrades were noted to improve the working conditions of staffers.

Ultimately, its the goal of the grand jury to support the Coroner's Bureau as becoming fully accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners.