July 10, 2014, Meeting
MINUTES OF THE
BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2014
A meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri was held on Tuesday, July 10, 2014, at the Regional Police Academy, 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road, Kansas City.
Commissioner Alvin L. Brooks, President
Commissioner Michael C. Rader, Vice President
Commissioner Angela Wasson-Hunt, Treasurer
Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr., Member
Darryl Forté, Chief of Police
Mr. David V. Kenner, Secretary/Attorney
This meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m. by Commissioner Brooks.
The invocation was provided by Rabbi Herbert Mandl.
- Awards and commendations.
Police Officer Nathan Simecek was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He will be assigned to MPD.
The Certificate of Appreciation was presented to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for their generosity, innovation, and partnership with the police department to deploy Shotspotter®. The KCATA had federal funds leftover from their Troost MAX line project and with the help of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver they gave the leftover funds to the Kansas City Police Department to purchase, install, and run the Shotspotter® system for five years. KCATA General Manager Mark Huffer accepted the Certificate of Appreciation.
The Certificate of Commendation was presented to Sergeant Steven Griswold, Sergeant Timothy Riepe, M.P.O. Michael Briggs, Officer Daniel Collins, Officer Michael Crowson, Officer Nathan Getman, Officer Clyde Harvey, Officer Jonathan Janes, Officer Joshua Meierer, Officer Joseph Miller, Officer Peter Neukirch, Officer Kyle Oldham, Officer Matthew Rittenhouse, Officer Richard Robinson, Officer Michael Schmer, and Officer Jarett Whipple for their response to a call involving an armed, mentally ill man. The man threatened to kill police officers and proceeded to fire shots at them. Police snipers fired into the suspect’s home and later found him dead inside.
Board Resolution No. 14-02 honoring Retired Chief Floyd O. Bartch, was presented to the family of Chief Bartch.
The meeting took a recess at 9:20 a.m. and resumed at 9:28 a.m.
- Annual financial audit report.
Mr. David Cochran and Mr. Michael Keenan of Cochran, Head, Vick & Co., P.C., presented the annual financial audit report to the Board. Mr. Cochran said the engagement objectives were to audit the police department’s financial statements and compliance over expenditures of federal awards for the year ended April 30, 2014. Mr. Cochran said the audit addressed three basic questions and he reported the results shown below:
a) Are the basic financial statements free of material misstatement? The audit found that the police department’s financial statements are fairly presented in all material aspects and the firm issued an unmodified opinion to this end.
b) Are internal controls over financial reporting adequately designed and operating effectively? The audit did not identify any deficiencies related to internal control over financial reporting that were considered to be material weaknesses.
c) Did the police department comply with the finance related laws, regulations, and requirements that could have direct effect on the police department’s major federal programs? The audit disclosed no instances of non-compliance or other matters that are required to be reported. The police department complied in all material aspects, with the compliance requirements.
He said the audit found no illegal acts and no significant accounting policies were adopted nor needed to be adopted during the year ended April 30, 2014.
Mr. Keenan discussed the new Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) reporting standards related to pension obligations.
Commissioner Wasson-Hunt thanked Fiscal Division Supervisor Margaret Harman and her staff for all of the good work they put into the audit. Mr. Cochran thanked Major Diane Mozzicato and her staff, saying they are very competent and do an excellent job which makes the job of the auditors much easier.
- Councilman John Sharp.
Councilman Sharp discussed the ordinance that will allow ex-offenders who have committed non-violent offenses to get liquor control cards so they can gain employment in the hospitality industry. He said this ordinance passed the council. He said this ordinance change is supported by the Kansas City Crime Commission.
Councilman Sharp discussed the “Southern Poverty Law Center” publication that is very informative on topics such as domestic terrorism and white supremist groups.
- Police Foundation.
Mr. Cyril Ritter, President of the Police Foundation of Kansas City, provided the Board with an update on the work of the foundation. He said the Police Foundation is a 14 member Board that assists the efforts of the Kansas City Police Department by donating equipment. Mr. Ritter said the first major contribution that the Police Foundation has provided to the police department is a tracking system purchased from Care Trak Systems, Inc. This is a bracelet system that tracks children with autism, and older adults with severe forms of dementia. Each division station will have a tracking unit and CIT officers will be trained in the use of the equipment.
Mr. Ritter discussed their current fund raising project which is a mobile surveillance camera system. This is the first phase of eight camera systems the Police Foundation hopes to provide to the police department. The first phase is worth $255,000. Mr. Ritter said he met with City Manager Troy Schulte who indicated that due to financial constraints the City is unable to fund this project in its entirety; however, Mr. Schulte said for every dollar raised from private donors, the City will match those funds.
Mr. Ritter thanked Sergeant Pat Rauzi and Officer Dan Watts for presenting this equipment to potential contributors.
Mr. Ritter said the Police Foundation will hold its first foundation dinner which has been scheduled for February 2015. An exact date and time will be announced at a later date.
Mr. Ritter said the Police Foundation wants to help the police department with training, education, technology, and equipment.
Commissioner Rader, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, and Chief Forte’ thanked Mr. Ritter for his hard work and dedication.
- City Architects report. Mr. Eric Bosch provided the Board with an update on the current police department construction projects.
Mr. Bosch thanked the police commissioners who came out for the tour of headquarters. He said work is being done to get the steps in place which will allow use of the new Board room. The limestone will be delivered at the end of July and installation will occur in August and September. The electronics system for that room is nearly complete. Mr. Bosch suggested a formal re-dedication of the entire building.
Mr. Bosch said work on the 2nd and 4th floors is nearly complete. The Chief’s office will be on the 4th floor. Once these are complete work will begin on the 3rd and 5th floors which will conclude the interior renovation of the building. Additionally, work will be done to replace some concrete in the sally port area, which will take approximately 12 weeks.
With regard to EPD and the crime lab, work is moving forward with footings and foundations, as well as the underground utility work. He said close attention is being paid to draining of the retention ponds.
Weekly meetings are being held with Treanor Architects regarding the new NPD. Property off of 112th Street is being surveyed and the soil is being tested. Mr. Bosch will keep the Board updated on the progress of this project.
Commissioner Brooks asked which entity is responsible for naming buildings. Mr. Bosch will research city ordinances on this topic. Commissioner Brooks said a petition is being circulated to name the EPD campus the Leon Jordan police campus.
Commissioner Wasson-Hunt thanked Mr. Bosch and Major Sharon Laningham for the tour and said the renovations to headquarters are very impressive.
- Approval of minutes.
Commissioner Wasson-Hunt had one minor correction to page 5 of the May 20, 2014 minutes. A motion was made by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt and a second by Mayor James to approve the minutes of the May 20, 2014 Board meeting as amended. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt and a second by Mayor James to approve the minutes of the June 10, 2014 Board meeting. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
- Chief Darryl Forté.
Chief Forte’ thanked the KCATA for their $700,000 contribution for the implementation Shotspotter®. Chief Forte’ advised the money was not leftover; it was redirected for the police department.
The Chief said currently Kansas City has 17 less homicides this year than last year for the same time period. He credits the entire community for the decrease, not just law enforcement. He said even though the state, local, and federal agencies have done a lot to help reduce these homicides this has been a community effort to include KCATA, Aim4Peace, Mayor’s Nights, Ad-Hoc, Hope Academy, faith based institutions, Boys and Girls Club, Scouts, Urban Rangers, domestic violence seminars hosted by Ms. Gloria Ellington, Community Outreach Specialist Pat Clark, and good parental guidance. In addition, Chief Forte’ thanked Major David Zimmerman for going the extra mile with regard to the required domestic violence training for sworn members. In addition to the required training, he facilitated round table discussions for sworn personnel on the topic of domestic violence.
He also thanked Major Anthony Ell, who is well known by citizens who live in the EPD area, for his dedication to the police department and to the community.
The Chief said he still conducts community surveys and found that more people now know the name of police officers in their community.
He thanked Major Eric Winebrenner for his dedication and working his field assignment on July 4th.
The Chief said recently Deputy Chief Kuehl helped to apprehend a shooting suspect.
Chief Forte’ thanked the Board for approving the expenditure of funds for beneficial programs such as the Law Enforcement Resource Center and KC NoVA.
- Executive Services Bureau. Deputy Chief Patty Higgins presented the following items for approval.
a.) Kansas City donation. A memorandum dated June 24, 2014, recommended acceptance of a donation from the City that includes dispatch console furniture, kitchen appliances, and audio visual equipment for the Communications Unit. The equipment is valued at $717,912.50.
A motion was made by Commissioner Rader and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt to accept the donation of equipment from the City in the amount of $717,912.50. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
b.) Gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer. A memorandum dated June 24, 2014, recommended approval for the purchase of five (5) gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers from Agilent Technologies through GSA contract No. GS-07F-0564X615-9, for use by the crime lab. The total expenditure is $555,170.70.
Director Linda Netzel explained that this equipment is used for drug analysis and the units currently in use by the lab are beyond their life expectancy thus requiring a lot of maintenance. She said the funds to purchase this equipment is a portion of the money that was set aside to purchase equipment for the new EPD/crime lab campus.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt and a second by Mayor James to approve the purchase of five gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers from Agilent Technologies in the amount of $555,170.70. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
c.) Bid No. 2014-3 automotive tires. A memorandum dated June 23, 2014, recommended approval of a one-year contract renewal with Goodyear Tire and Rubber for a total anticipated expenditure of $143,162.20.
A motion was made by Mayor James and a second by Commissioner Rader to approve a one-year contract renewal with Goodyear Tire and Rubber for the purchase of automotive tires for the total anticipated expenditure of $143,162.20.
The vote was 4-0 in favor.
d.) Adjustments to special revenue accounts for FY 2014-15. A memorandum dated June 25, 2014, was submitted which outlines the details of the adjustment to the special revenue accounts for costs associated with the NACOLE convention being hosted in Kansas City by OCC. This memorandum is attachment “A” and made a part of these minutes.
A motion was made by Commissioner Rader and a second by Mayor James to approve the adjustment to the special revenue accounts as presented. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
e.) Supplemental appropriations for FY 2014-15. A memorandum dated June 27, 2014, was submitted which recommends that the Board accept the ordinance and establish certain revenue and appropriations. This is money that was provided by the City. This memorandum is marked attachment “B” and made a part of these minutes.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt and a second by Commissioner Rader to approve the supplemental appropriations as presented. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
f.) Budget transfers for FY 2014-15. A memorandum dated June 27, 2014, recommended approval to the transfer of appropriations for the general fund and police grants fund. This memorandum is marked attachment “C” and is made a part of these minutes.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt and a second by Commissioner Rader to approve the budget transfers as presented. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
g.) 2012 Port Security Grant purchase. A memorandum dated July 2, 2014, recommended the purchase of thirteen (13) additional Axis cameras from Electronic Technology, Inc., per the MARC/KCPRC Bid #45, to be installed as part of the 2012 Port Security Grant at a cost of $154,817. It was further recommended that the purchase of additional camera surveillance equipment and installation services from a vendor to be determined at a cost not to exceed $50,114.60. The total anticipated expenditure will be $204,931.60.
A motion was made by Mayor James and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt to approve the purchase of camera surveillance equipment and installation for a total anticipated expenditure of $204,931.60. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
h.) OIG audit update. Major Diane Mozzicato provided a brief update to the Board on the OIG audit. At the last meeting she reported that the police department had submitted a change of scope to the NIJ for consideration and it has not yet been approved. She said spoke to the NIJ contact person two days ago to inquire about the scope statement and he told Major Mozzicato that the scope change is with their Chief Financial Officer, who is the last official that needs to review it prior to approval.
Major Mozzicato said that in the meantime, detectives that are associated with this grant have been working very hard to review over 2000 cases to collect the information that has been requested by NIJ. She said this project is monumental and being accomplished on top of the detective’s regular duties. Major Mozzicato thanked Major Ron Fletcher, Captain Todd Paulson, and all of the detectives involved.
Commissioner Wasson-Hunt asked about the deadline date. Major Mozzicato said the NIJ granted an extension so the deadline is August 12, 2014.
- Professional Development and Research Bureau.
Deputy Chief Rose submitted the basic training class summary dated July 2, 2014. She said the academy graduation is scheduled for August 7, 2014, and there are 18 KCPD officers in this class.
Deputy Chief Rose presented the consent agenda items for approval. Commissioner Rader suggested that Project No. 743, Procedural Instruction, Firearms Procedures, be discussed separate from the consent agenda items.
Commissioner Wasson-Hunt made a motion and a second by Commissioner Rader to remove Project No. 743 from the consent agenda to be discussed separately from the other consent agenda items. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
Deputy Chief Rose presented the following consent agenda items for approval:
a.) Project No. 800, Procedural Instruction, Adult Missing Persons
b.) Project No. 454, Procedural Instruction, Contract with Foreign Nationals
c.) Project No. 797, Procedural Instruction, Explosive Device Calls
A motion was made by Mayor James and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt to approve the remaining consent agenda items. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
With regard to Project No. 743, Procedural Instruction, Firearms Procedures, Commissioner Rader said the Board received a letter from the FOP about this policy. Mr. Shawn McCauley, the FOP attorney, spoke in regard to this policy. He said the FOP does not have an issue with requiring that the officers secure their weapons appropriately while off-duty. However, some members said they may keep their weapons in a way that makes them more accessible for home security.
Ms. Murray advised that the Executive Command considered the FOP’s objection and the Executive Command suggests to the Board they keep the language in the policy as drafted. She said the language that is disputed reads, “firearms left unattended in a residence should be locked with a gunlock or in a container designed for firearm security where only the sworn member has access.” Ms. Murray said “should be” is suggestive and is not mandatory; it is simply giving members a suggestion. If they choose to secure the weapon at home in a different manner that is up to them. Mr. McCauley agreed with Ms. Murray.
A motion was made by Commissioner Rader and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt to approve Project No. 743, Procedural Instruction, Firearms Procedures. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
Deputy Chief Rose said she had previously spoken to the Board about dedicating the defensive tactics room at the Academy to Mr. Jim Lindell. He was a previous defensive tactics instructor for KCPD and he is internationally known. He developed and trademarked the Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint. He is also known as the “Father of Handgun Retention.” The ceremony has been scheduled for Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Academy. She asked if the Board could provide a resolution honoring Mr. Lindell. Commissioner Brooks said yes.
10. Investigations Bureau. Deputy Chief Randy Hopkins submitted the Investigation Bureau summary for June 2014. He said there have been 34 homicides to-date for 2014, with 51 for the same time period in 2013.
There have been 1,464 cases presented to the prosecutor with 1,181 cases filed.
Year-to-date there have been 96 drive-by shootings with 106 for the same period last year.
Commissioner Wasson-Hunt inquired about the new crime lab report. Directory Netzel said the new report will come out next month.
11. Human Resources.
Director Nick Nichols presented the personnel summary dated July 3, 2014. Current department strength is 1,395 law enforcement personnel compared to 1,380 for this same time period in 2013. Civilian strength is 580 positions compared to 568 positions for the same time period 2013.
He said we currently have 18 police officer candidates preparing for graduation in August 2014. He also said the potential is there that a small academy class of KCPD officers may begin in September 2014.
Commissioner Wasson-Hunt asked if the summer clerical positions are interns. Director Nichols explained that they are paid, part-time, summer employees. Interns are not paid positions.
Mayor James said there are no African American females in the higher ranks. He said that he understands that this is not something that can be remedied immediately, however, it is clearly an imbalance that needs to be corrected and he hopes that Human Resources is working with Chief Forte’ in order to start making needed changes in this area.
Chief Forte’ said if the majority of the African American command staff left the police department today it would only leave one African American commander. This will be an issue in the future when it comes to relating to the community. Chief Forte’ said there was a large recruitment effort back in the 1980’s to hire minorities and he said this needs to happen again. Additionally, he said the police department conducted a study years ago which revealed that black males were disciplined at twice the rate of white males.
The Chief said he is highly supportive of hiring the part-time summer employees and interns who can either get hired in the future or act as ambassadors for the police department. He said all KCPD employees should be recruiters for the police department.
Commissioner Brooks said he often speaks to private security officers, and on his radio show, about applying for KCPD jobs.
Director Nichols said there were 53 percent female and minority participants at the most recent police officer test.
Mayor James said that years ago he started the Diversity Initiative with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Recruitment is easy, however, retention is difficult because of the culture into which people are recruited. He said until organizations address the culture in which people come to work and they feel that they are equal to, treated as well as, etc., then they will not rise through the ranks. Additionally, he said there has to be an emphasis on making sure that the police department is a culturally accepting environment and this is not something that will happen on its own. There has to be a proactive approach in order to change the culture to make it more accepting of women and minorities in those ranks.
Director Nichols said that Chief Forte’ deserves credit for making it clear the value of every police department employee.
12. Administration Bureau. Deputy Chief Randy Hundley said that the Information Services Unit continues to move forward on the Windows 7 upgrade which should be complete by the end of July.
13. Patrol Bureau. Deputy Chief Kuehl presented the monthly crime summary dated May 2014. A copy of the Crime Summary is marked as Attachment “D” and attached to these minutes.
Deputy Chief Kuehl submitted the May 2014 Traffic Summary. There have been two fatalities in the month of June 2014, for a total of 21 fatalities for the year compared to 25 for the same time period last year. A copy of the Traffic Summary is Attachment “E” and attached to these minutes. Deputy Chief Kuehl said that 59 percent of the individuals killed were not wearing a seatbelt.
Commissioner Brooks asked about having a seatbelt checkpoint or a seatbelt use campaign. Deputy Chief Kuehl said that prior to the change in the seatbelt ordinance, the Traffic Unit conducted a campaign to raise the level of awareness pertaining to seatbelt use.
Chief Forte’ did not agree with conducting a seatbelt checkpoint. It is his opinion that it can be misconstrued as racial profiling. He said he received many negative comments over social media about the driver’s license checkpoints. Commissioner Brooks said that the number of African American males out number all other groups as being victims of injuries sustained for failing to wear seatbelts. He said it can be publicized in such a way that can lessen the idea that the police department is carrying out racial profiling. Chief Forte’ said he understands what Commissioner Brooks is saying, however, he is trying to build trust in the community and thinks a checkpoints such as this will damage the trust that has been gained.
14. Major Steve Young.
a.) OCC investigations monthly report. Major Young submitted the OCC investigations monthly report dated July 2, 2014. There are currently 23 OCC’s under investigation.
b.) Private officers license appeal, Robert W. Barrow. Major Young submitted the appeal of Mr. Barrow dated June 26, 2014,
The Private Officers Licensing Unit revoked the license of Mr. Barrow. The basis for the revocation was outlined in Title 17 of the Code of State Regulations, Section 10-2.050 (3) (H). Mr. Barrow’s license was denied due to Mr. Barrow’s conviction for the charge of domestic abuse assault on October 5, 2013.
A motion was made by Commissioner Rader and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt to uphold the decision of the Private Officers Licensing Section to deny the private security license of Mr. Robert W. Barrow. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
15. Office of Community Complaints. Ms. Pearl Fain provided a brief overview of the OCC monthly report for June 2014, and the semi-annual report. Pearl said during the months of April, May, and June 2014, OCC received a total of 120 complaints compared to 94 complaints for the same period last year. During April, May, and June 2014, OCC submitted 58 complaints to IAU for formal investigation.
Ms. Fain said that it is unusual that there have been no sustained complaints for six months. She said this says a lot for the police department, that the department members are following policies and procedures.
Ms. Karen Williams provided an update on the NACOLE conference coming to Kansas City on September 14-18, 2014, at the Marriott Plaza. Some highlights include a community forum; keynote speaker Madeline deLone the Executive Director of the Innocence Project, and a scholarship dinner at Gates Bar-B-Q.
She said Mr. Merrell Bennekin is working to get the conference POST approved so officers who attend can obtain POST credit. The conference has been approved for CLE credit.
Ms. Fain thanked Chief Forte’ and Deputy Chief Hundley for working closely with OCC on this conference. She thanked the Board for their support also.
16.) Audit Committee update. Commissioner Wasson-Hunt had nothing to report relative to the Audit Committee at this time.
17.) Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 99. Sergeant Brad Dumit said the FOP had nothing to report at this time.
18.) David V. Kenner. Mr. Kenner said the Board received a request from the Missouri Court of Appeals, 1300 Oak Street, Kansas City, regarding the alarm permit fee. They are asking that the police department waive this fee. Mr. Kenner said it is his understanding that the police department waives this fee for federal agencies, but not for any state or local governmental agencies. The court of appeals allows KCPD officers, who work off-duty security at the at the Sprint Center, to use their parking lot on nights and weekends while working Sprint events.
Deputy Chief Patty Higgins and Major Diane Mozzicato said they are not familiar with this request from the Court of Appeals. Commissioner Wasson-Hunt requested more information prior to making a decision. Mr. Kenner agreed.
With regard to scheduling meetings, Mr. Kenner asked if the date of September 16, 2014, will work for everyone. After some discussion, Mr. Kenner said he will explore another date.
19.) Commissioner Michael C. Rader. Commissioner Rader offered his condolences to Sergeant Brad Lemon on the recent loss of his father.
20.) Scheduled meetings.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
9:00 a.m., South Patrol Division, 9701 Marion Park Drive, Annex Building
Multi-Purpose Room, Kansas City
In the matter of the disciplinary proceedings of:
Sergeant James R. Carmody, Jr.
8:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014
South Patrol Division, 9701 Marion Park Drive, Annex Building
Multi-Purpose Room, Kansas City
A motion was made by Mayor James, seconded by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt and by vote indicated below, to adjourn its open meeting at 11:03 a.m. and reconvene in closed session at 11:20 a.m. as provided in the following resolution. Following a roll call, the vote was 4-0 in favor.
WHEREAS, notice of the board meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners was given on May 1, 2014, and
WHEREAS, said notice indicated that the Board of Police Commissioners might go into closed session during said meeting, and
WHEREAS, notice of the closed meeting follows the guidelines of Section 610.020 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Police Commissioners go into closed session during the meeting being held on Tuesday, July 10, 2014, at the Regional Police Academy, 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road , Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of discussing personnel matters, litigation matters, and labor negotiations.
The following Commissioners were present and voted to go into closed session as follows:
Commissioner Alvin L. Brooks – Aye
Commissioner Angela Wasson-Hunt – Aye
Commissioner Michael C. Rader – Aye
Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr. – Aye
There being a quorum present and the question of holding a closed session having received an affirmative public vote of at least three (3) members, a closed meeting was held as set forth above.
Below are the votes from the closed session of the Board of Police Commissioners meeting on July 10, 2014:
1) Following a motion by Mayor James and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, the Board voted to approve a settlement of certain litigation in the amount of $4,800,000, subject to execution of a formal settlement agreement. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted aye, Commissioner Rader voted aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted aye, and Commissioner Brooks voted aye.
2) Following a motion by Commissioner Rader and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, the Board voted to approve the duty related disability retirement of Detective Robert Brown. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted aye, Commissioner Rader voted aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted aye, and Commissioner Brooks voted aye.
3) Following a motion by Mayor James and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, the Board voted to approve the application for continued employment of Reserve Police Officer Chris Jefferson, Reserve Police Officer Frederick Phillips, and Sergeant Ron Podraza. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted aye, Commissioner Rader voted aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted aye, and Commissioner Brooks voted aye.
4) Following a motion by Mayor James and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, the Board voted to approve the minutes of the May 20, 2014, closed meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted aye, Commissioner Rader voted aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted aye, and Commissioner Brooks voted aye.
5) Following a motion by Commissioner Rader and a second by Mayor James, the Board voted to approve the minutes of the June 10, 2014, closed meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted aye, Commissioner Rader voted aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted aye, and Commissioner Brooks voted aye.
6) Following a motion by Mayor James and a second by Commissioner Rader, the Board voted to go into special closed session to discuss personnel matters. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted aye, Commissioner Rader voted aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted aye, and Commissioner Brooks voted aye.
7) Following a motion by Commissioner Rader and a second by Mayor James the Board voted to come out of special closed session. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
Following polling, Mayor James voted aye, Commissioner Rader voted aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted aye, and Commissioner Brooks voted aye.
8) Following a motion by Commissioner Rader and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, the Board voted to adjourn. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted aye, Commissioner Rader voted aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted aye, and Commissioner Brooks voted aye.
Board of Commissioners Minutes