June 14, 2016, Meeting
MINUTES OF THE
BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS MEETING
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
A meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri was held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, Kansas City.
Commissioner Michael C. Rader, President
Commissioner Leland M. Shurin, Vice President
Commissioner Angela Wasson-Hunt, Treasurer
Commissioner Alvin Brooks, Member
Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr., Member
Darryl Forté, Chief of Police
Mr. David V. Kenner, Secretary/Attorney
This meeting was called to order at 10:02 a.m. by Commissioner Rader. Dr. Serita Wright provided the invocation. Mayor James asked for a moment of silence to remember those killed or injured in the tragic shooting that occurred in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.
- Awards and Commendations.
The Life Saving Award was presented to Officer Timothy Trost. While on patrol, Officer Trost and his partner noticed a bloody man lying in the street on Independence Avenue. Within a matter of seconds of pulling up to the victim, two suspects were walking away from the victim and were immediately taken into custody. An 18 inch metal pipe was recovered that had been used to strike the victim in the head. When officers returned to the victim he was initially alert and talking, however, the man quickly became unresponsive. Officer Trost performed CPR for several minutes until the man began breathing on his own and regained consciousness. The victim was transported to an area hospital by EMS.
The Lifesaving Award was presented to Officers Katie Horine and Shannon Marsh. Officers Horine and Marsh responded to a disturbance at a home and after arriving a woman told officers that her nephew had hung himself on the back porch. Officers Horine and Marsh immediately called for EMS, and both performed CPR on the man. After performing CPR for approximately one minute the man began to breathe on his own. The man was then transported to an area hospital by EMS.
The Meritorious Service Award was presented to Population Control Managers Amy Bingham, Michael Harper, Michael Healy, Todd Lane, Tim Trainor, and Robert Price for their accomplishments, significant actions, ideas and progressive leadership.
When the KCPD Detention Unit closed its operations last year and consolidated with the Jackson County Detention Center, the supervisors of the Unit took on entirely new positions of population control managers, housed at the Jackson County Detention Center. These six population control managers had to create a new detention process within their new work environment. Amy Bingham, Michael Harper, Michael Healy, Todd Lane, Tim Trainor, and Robert Price immediately took ownership of the challenges and worked to set up new processes to ensure the proper flow of arrests from division stations to the Jackson County Detention Center. Each day, they coordinate the entire KCPD detention population among three division stations, Municipal Court, detention centers in Jackson, Clay and Platte County, investigators and patrol officers. They oversee an average of 1,477 arrests a month, the majority of which are transferred to the Jackson County Detention Center.
The Meritorious Service Award was presented to Officers Matthew Tomasic and Octavio “Chato” Villalobos for their superior problem-solving skills and exemplary, continuous, long-term professionalism. Officers Tomasic and Villalobos are the face of community policing on the city’s Westside for more than a decade. Their efforts have increased residents’ quality of life and gained international attention. Officer Tomasic was assigned to the Westside Community Action Center (CAN) in June 2001 and Officer Villalobos joined him in May 2006. The Westside was suffering from increased crime and undocumented male immigrants looking for day labor and traditional policing methods failed to address the issues. Working with community leaders, the officers helped establish a day labor center which included bathrooms, telephones, lockers, showers and more. The workers are expected to follow rules in order to use the day labor center. This has become a very successful program which led to the men policing each other and volunteering their labor to improve the community on days that they did not find work.
The Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Raytown Police Detective Jimmy Wolsey and the Certificates of Commendation were presented to Detectives Kimberly Anderson and Vern Huth for performing an exceptional police act that brought credit to the police department and themselves. Shortly after the 2012 murder of Mr. Harry Stone, who was jogging near Blue Ridge Blvd. and 67th Street in Raytown, both KCPD Detectives Anderson and Huth assisted Raytown Police Detective Jimmy Wolsey and the Metro Squad to identify the shooter. Unfortunately, the initial investigation yielded no suspects or concrete motive. Then nearly three years later, a car with two males crashed their car and both men were arrested on outstanding warrants. A firearm was located in the glove box of the vehicle and neither man would claim ownership. Members of the Crime Gun Intelligence Center requested that this gun be test-fired so that the test-fired shell casing could be entered into NIBIN. It generated a hit, and it matched the spent shell casing recovered from the scene of Mr. Stone’s murder in 2012. Detectives Anderson and Huth then reconvened with Det. Wolsey. On February 8, 2016 the Jackson County Prosecutor announced that Craig Brown was charged with the murder of Mr. Stone.
The Certificate of Commendation was presented to Detective Jeffrey O’Rear and Officer Erik Winter for an exceptional police act that brought credit to themselves and the department. On a very hot day in July 2015, Officers O’Rear and Winter responded to a call about a dog trapped in a car with the windows closed in a parking lot outside of a strip mall. It was 93 degrees outside and the puppy had been in the car for almost two hours. Bystanders were unable to locate the dog’s owner in nearby stores. Officer Winter used his baton to break out the car’s rear passenger window. Officer O’Rear removed the puppy from its carrier; it was unconscious and missing several teeth from trying to chew its way out of the carrier. Officers rushed the puppy to the Banfield Veterinary Clinic located inside the nearby PetSmart. Officer O’Rear worked with the veterinary staff to stabilize the puppy. The puppy survived and was adopted by Detective O’Rear and his family. The owner was cited and he relinquished ownership.
The Board took a recess at 10:22 a.m. and resumed at 10:40 a.m.
- Mr. Doug Jones, City Auditor.
Mr. Jones presented the summary of the Performance Audit entitled, Changes to Police Take-Home Program Could Improve Vehicle Resource Management. Mr. Jones said the objective of this audit was to determine what impact the take-home vehicle program has on the allocation of vehicle resources. Mr. Jones said the number of police take-home vehicles is growing and that between May 2011 and May 2015 the department added 57 take-home vehicles and the number of non-take home vehicles decreased by 36. In September of 2015, the police department had 341 take-home passenger vehicles and these numbers exclude undercover vehicles. Mr. Jones said the police department has not analyzed the cost of its take-home vehicle program to gain an understanding of the financial impact on the budget. Mr. Jones said the police department policy authorizes employees of take-home vehicles for commuting and personal use for most vehicles, however, the police department does not require employees to track commuting and personal use mileage for these vehicles.
Mr. Jones said for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2015, the City audit estimated that take-home vehicles were driven 2.5 million miles for commuting and personal use which is more than half the total miles driven on these vehicles. In addition, the estimated cost of commuting and personal trips miles is nearly $1.5 million dollars. In 2014, the police department Commanders Bargaining Unit entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the BOPC, and Article 17 of this Agreement states that command staff will be assigned take-home vehicles. The police department did not calculate the cost of this provision before it was presented and approved by the BOPC. Had this provision not been in the Agreement, the police department would be able to adjust vehicle assignments through modification of the department’s procedural instructions. Mr. Jones said the police department does not track basic information related to its take-home vehicle program and although most take-home vehicles are assigned to facilitate emergency response, the police department does not track how often the vehicles are used for emergency response. Response information could assist in evaluating whether take-home vehicle assignments are warranted. The police department does not track whether take-home vehicle accidents occur while the driver is using the vehicle for personal use or business use.
Mr. Jones’ recommendations are as follows:
1) The Chief of Police should determine and report the cost of the take-home vehicle program to the BOPC annually.
2) The Chief of Police should develop and present to the BOPC a comprehensive cost analysis of take-home vehicle provisions that are included in future labor contracts.
3) The Chief of Police should determine annually how frequently take-home vehicles are used to respond to emergencies outside of normal work hours.
4) The Chief of Police should track costs associated with accidents, damages, injuries, and claims related to the off-duty use of take home vehicles and include this information when annually reporting the program’s costs.
5) The Chief of Police should track documented incidents of the non-monetary benefit to take-home vehicles which would not have occurred had the officer been traveling in a private vehicle.
6) The Chief of Police should rotate take-home vehicles among those who share call-back responsibilities.
7) The Chief of Police should evaluate the cost and appropriateness of using department vehicles for off-duty employment.
8) The Chief of Police should evaluate the use of mileage reimbursements and car allowances in lieu of providing a take-home vehicle for some civilian employees.
9) The Chief of Police should re-assign higher mileage vehicles to stand-by employees and lower mileage vehicles to positions that require substantial driving or specialized equipment.
10) The Chief of Police should mark and use police department license plates on take-home vehicles driven by sworn officers.
11) The Chief of Police should consider the prohibition of transporting non-employees in the take-home vehicles for non-business purposes.
Commissioner Rader thanked Mr. Jones for a thorough report and said he appreciates the recommendations that were made. Commissioner Rader said he would like to discuss and implement some of the recommendations. For discussion and/or implementation Commissioner Rader cited recommendation No. 1, 4, 8, and 11. Mayor James said he would like to include a discussion of recommendation No. 7.
Chief Forté said that because the Board has given the police department some direction today regarding the audit, he will provide more comments about implementation of some of the recommendations at the next BOPC meeting. The Board and Mayor said that will be fine.
Chief Forté thanked the City Auditor and his staff for their work on this audit. The Chief said this will help the police department be better stewards of tax payer dollars. Commissioner Rader agreed with the value of the audit.
- Public Safety Committee.
Councilperson Alissa Canady expressed her concern about the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Orlando, Florida. She said the Emergency Management Center previously made a presentation at the Public Safety Committee to discuss how emergencies are handled in this city.
Ms. Canady said that it appears that the homicide rate for this year could end up higher than it has been for some time; however, she acknowledged that this is not for lack of effort on the part of the city officials or the police department. Ms. Canady said there are problems in the community that are not always something that the police department or City officials have the ability to respond to. Ms. Canady said that in the 1990’s crime was high and weapons were prevalent, however, she said we had a caring community and vested stakeholders that did not let things go too far. She said that now there is a complacency and numbness in the community to all of the crime and murders.
With regard to vacant houses, the City has $2 million dollars committed to that issue thanks to the Mayor and the City Council.
Ms. Canady praised Officer Villalobos and Tomasic for their solution oriented work at the Westside CAN Center that minimized criminal activity in that area. Ms. Canady said there are no CAN centers on the east side of and she would like to know if this is an option for this area.
Ms. Canady discussed what the City is doing about enforcing the curfew in order to keep young people safe in the community. Mayor James discussed how the curfew came about and the activities that have been implemented for the young people in the community such as Mayor’s Nights, Night Hoops, Night Nets, Night Kicks, Club KC, etc. He said currently juvenile crime is down 18 percent. Mayor James said it is not solely the City’s responsibility to take care of every child in the City and that others must step up and take responsibility also.
Mayor James said he agrees with the benefits of having a CAN center, and he believes there was one on the east side. He agreed that the homicide and assault with deadly weapon numbers are too high and criminals have become more brazen. Mayor James encouraged members of the community to come forward with any information anyone may have about these crimes.
Commissioner Brooks inquired about the best way to deploy personnel in the high crime areas of the City. Commissioner Brooks expressed concern over that fact that 80 percent of the recent homicide victims are black.
Ms. Canady said in addition to the number of black men murdered; that the murder of black women is also on the rise.
Ms. Canady said that KC Parks and Recreation is providing summer feeding locations at all of the community centers for children who do not have enough to eat over the summer. Typically, some children have access to a free or reduced cost lunch during the school year and having enough food to eat can become a problem over the summer months.
Commissioner Wasson-Hunt said she appreciated the comments related to the CAN center on the east side. She said it had to close due to budgetary restrictions and it was a mistake to close it. Commissioner Wasson-Hunt said she would be very much in favor of reinstituting a CAN center on the east side.
Ms. Canady introduced Mr. Jordan Sanders, who is a senior at University Academy and he is interning with the 5th District.
- Chief Darryl Forté.
Chief Forté acknowledged Retired Major Ron Fletcher, Police Foundation President, who was in attendance at the meeting today.
Chief Forté thanked the Mayor and the Board for attending the annual Police Memorial Ceremony that was held on May 19.
Chief Forté discussed community engagement with regard to homicides. Chief Forté said law enforcement does what they can; however, the community has to take an interest in this problem also. Chief Forté said the police department will send Community Action officers out to these neighborhoods the very next day after a homicide occurs.
With regard to the CAN centers that were in the community in the 1990’s, Chief Forté said that the community who benefits from the Westside CAN center came to the United States from another country and it was not difficult for the police department to build trust in that community. However, the dynamics were different at the Eastside CAN center because the segment of the community who could have benefitted from it already had a distrust of the police from incidents that happened in the past and the center did not flourish.
Chief Forté stressed building relationships in the community. Chief Forté said he will make some changes within the police department to gain a new perspective and we must keep the discussion going with regard to what is happening in the community. He said we must connect with the people in the community and do the right things for them. Chief Forté said it involves respect, mutual trust, and nurturing relationships.
- City Architect’s report.
Mr. Eric Bosch provided an update on the new NPD construction and presented some slides with the aid of Multivista.com construction documentation. Mr. Bosch said the weather recently has allowed lots of progress and construction work has been completed on Saturdays as well to make up for any days lost to the spring rains. He said construction is 25 percent finished.
- Approval of minutes.
Commissioner Wasson-Hunt requested a minor change to page 2 of the minutes.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt and a second by Mayor James to approve the minutes of the May 10, 2016, Board meeting. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
- Executive Services Bureau.
Deputy Chief Patty Higgins presented to following item for approval:
a. Third amendment to the KC Terrorism Early Warning Sub-recipient Agreement. A memorandum dated May 31, 2016, was presented that recommended the acceptance of the third amendment to the sub-recipient agreement from Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) for participation in the KCTEW program. The amendment extends the period of performance from August 31, 2016 to December 31, 2016, and increased the funding from $333,562 to $407,564.47. This is an additional $74,002.47 to provide reimbursement of salary and benefits for two civilian positions.
A motion was made by Commissioner Brooks and a second by Mayor James to accept the amendment to the sub-recipient agreement from MARC in the amount of $407,564.47. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
b. MCSAP FY 2015 contract amendment (15-CMV-MC-001). A memorandum dated May 19, 2016, was presented that recommended acceptance of a contract amendment to the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance (MCSAP) Grant. The grant award amount has been increased to $950,515. This $40,000 funding increase will be used to fund additional overtime for commercial vehicle inspections.
A motion was made by Commissioner Rader and a second by Commissioner Shurin to accept the contract amendment to the MCSAP grant in the amount of $950,515. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
c. 2016 MCSAP Grant (16-CMV-MC-002). A memorandum dated May 31, 2016, was presented that recommended acceptance of the 2016 MCSAP grant in the amount of $946,841.50. The award period is from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2017. The funding from this grant will be used for personnel, overtime, equipment, travel and training for the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit.
A motion was made by Commissioner Brooks and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt to accept the 2016 MCSAP grant in the amount of $946,841.50. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
d. Budget transfers for FY 2016-17. A memorandum dated June 2, 2016, recommended budget transfers that will affect the Police Drug Enforcement Fund and the Police Grants Fund. This memorandum is marked Attachment “A” and is made a part of these minutes.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, with a second by Mayor James to approve the budget transfers as presented. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
- Professional Development and Research Bureau.
Deputy Chief Bob Kuehl submitted the basic training class summary for June 2016.
Deputy Chief Kuehl requested Board approval for the following consent agenda items:
- Project #662, PPBM 740-6, Sick Leave
- Project #929, PPBM 710-4, Administration of Leave, Vacation Leave Time
- Project #751, PPBM 712-4, Unauthorized Leave of Absence
- Project #937, PPBM 310-6, Employee Relations, Discrimination and/or Harassment
- Project #952, PPBM 407-4, Compensation College Incentive Program
- Project #968, PPBM 201-8, Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct
A motion was made by Commissioner Shurin and a second by Commissioner Brooks to approve the consent agenda items. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
- Investigations Bureau.
Major Rick Smith spoke for Deputy Chief Rose in her absence. Major Smith said that year-to-date; there have been 46 homicides in 2016, compared to 34 last year.
Major Smith said that to-date 2,066 cases were presented to the prosecutor, and 1,136 were filed for 2016.
Major Smith presented an update of KC NoVA. He said there have been new additions to the KC NoVA staff and because of this Dr. Ken Novak will do focused deterrence training for these new personnel. Dr. Novak recently presented the focused deterrence training to a group of Jackson County judges and they judges were very engaged and receptive. In order to enhance KC NoVA’s intelligence there will be a new structure to the analysts that will now include two FBI analysts, one ATF analyst and one LERC analyst. A certain portion of KC NoVA will now be located within the Narcotics and Vice Unit to improve communication and coordination between the two divisions. Major Smith said there have been additions to the social service side of KC NoVA.
Mayor James wanted assurance that there would be good communication between these divisions and pointed out that focused deterrence is dependent on a good flow of information and identification of potential retaliatory acts, and people who may be involved.
Major Smith said the Gang Unit and Illegal Firearms Unit will be added to KC NoVA as well.
- Human Resources.
Director Nick Nichols presented the personnel summary dated June 3, 2016. Current department strength is 1,340 law enforcement and 541 civilians. Chief Forté noted Director Nichols’ upcoming retirement. The Board thanked him for his dedicated service to the police department.
- Administration Bureau.
Deputy Chief Hundley presented the Regional Criminalistics Division monthly statistics for June, 2016. Deputy Chief Hundley said the crime lab is still in the process of moving in to the new facility and working on minor building and equipment issues that have come up as a result of move.
With regard to KC NoVA, Deputy Chief Hundley said the community will know NoVA’s success when the violent crime statistics are down consistently, year after year.
- Patrol Bureau.
Deputy Chief David Zimmerman presented the monthly crime summary dated April, 2016. A copy of the Crime Summary is marked as Attachment “B” and is attached to these minutes.
Deputy Chief Zimmerman submitted the Traffic Summary for the month of April 2016. This report is marked attachment “C” and is attached to these minutes. Deputy Chief Zimmerman said currently there have been 23 fatalities this year, compared to 20 last year. Deputy Chief Zimmerman said that in approximately 63 percent of these accidents, seatbelts were not worn by the victim.
Deputy Chief Zimmerman also submitted the Executive Summary for May 2016.
- Office of General Counsel.
Ms. Murray introduced Officer Krista Kratky who has been working in OGC for the past year. Officer Kratky is shadowing the Board’s Assistant.
- Major Steve Young.
a. Private Officer License appeal, Kristina A. Vanskike. Major Young presented a memorandum dated May 12, 2016, from the Private Officer Licensing Section that recommended revocation of the unarmed, private security license of Kristina A. Vanskike. The basis for the revocation was Title 17 of the Code of State Regulations, Section 10-2.060 (8) (E), which states that an applicant may have their license suspended or revoked when an applicant has, “Failed to be of good moral character by having a felony conviction, or misdemeanor conviction, or city ordinance violation.” The decision to revoke Ms. Vanskike’s license was her misdemeanor conviction for two counts of passing bad checks, less than $500.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt and a second by Commissioner Rader to uphold the appeal and grant the license to Ms. Kristina A. Vanskike. The vote was 5-0 in favor.
- Audit Committee.
Commissioner Wasson-Hunt advised that there is no upcoming Audit Committee meeting scheduled.
- Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 99.
Sgt. Brad Lemon discussed work that the FOP and other volunteers have done to help fellow officers in need this past month.
Sgt. Brad Lemon discussed the gun control issue and recalled that in 1994, there was conflict when the FOP supported the ban on assault weapons. Sgt. Lemon said the homicide numbers continue to climb across the country and he suggested that perhaps the legislators should reconsider a ban on assault weapons.
Sgt. Lemon said he is in support of this ban. Commissioner Brooks said he is appreciative that Sgt. Lemon is willing to take a stand on this matter. Mayor James concurred.
Mayor James said in Missouri, the gun laws are non-existent and many people are dying because of the lax laws. Mayor James suggested perhaps a simple law or ordinance in this city that would require anyone who has had a gun stolen or lost to report it to the police. Mayor James said that Missouri has one of the fastest turn-around times from the acquisition of a gun until it becomes involved in a crime, because of the gun laws. Mayor James thanked Sgt. Lemon for his comments.
Sgt. Lemon said the previous complaints that came about after the Ferguson, Missouri riots concerning the over-militarization of the police, are absurd. The police must have the equipment to say alive and safe. Mayor James said that if the police are required to respond to situations where some person or group can kill 50 people and wound another 50 with their weapons, the police should never go in under-armed or under protected.
Mayor James said it is a shame that innocent people are allowed to die in our country because our politicians take money from the gun manufacturers and the NRA to maintain their positions in power, rather than to do the right thing by enacting gun laws that make sense.
- Scheduled meetings.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
All meetings listed above will be held at 10:00 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City
Audit Committee Meetings:
Friday, July 8, 2016
11:00 a.m., Levy Craig Law Firm, 1301 Oak, Suite 500, Kansas City
In the matter of the disciplinary proceedings of P.O. Tim Hiner
Friday, October 14, 2016
8:00 a.m., KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City
- Commissioner Leland M. Shurin.
Commissioner Shurin said there are limits to what the police department can do to prevent homicides. This issue is not just a police problem; it is a lack of respect for human life as well as the prevalence of guns.
- Commissioner Michael C. Rader.
With regard to the Donated Property Summary Report that was submitted for today’s meeting, Commissioner Rader thanked Mission Road Animal Clinic, Sgt. Lee Richards, and the Betty F. Conry Living Trust for donations to the police department.
A motion was made by Commissioner Brooks, with a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt and by vote indicated below, to adjourn its open meeting at 12:17 p.m. and reconvene in closed session as provided in the following resolution. Following a roll call the vote was 5-0 in favor. Following polling, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted aye, Commissioner Rader voted aye, Commissioner Shurin voted aye, Commissioner Brooks voted aye, and Mayor James voted aye.
WHEREAS, notice of the board meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners was given on January 15, 2016, 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, June 14, 2016, at KCPD Headquarters, Kansas City, 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 Angela Wasson-Hunt – Aye
Commissioner Leland M. Shurin – Aye
Commissioner Michael C. Rader – Aye
Commissioner Alvin Brooks – 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 June 14, 2016:
1) Following a motion by Mayor James and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, the Board voted to approve the Settlement Agreement with Fraternal Order of Police Lodges 99 and 102 relating to grievances over promotional step increases. The vote was 5-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted Aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted Aye, Commissioner Brooks voted Aye, Commissioner Shurin voted Aye, and Commissioner Rader voted Aye.
2) Following a motion by Commissioner Brooks and a second by Commissioner Shurin, the Board voted to approve the duty-related disability retirements of Officer Matthew Tomasic, Officer Morgan Pfaff, and Sergeant Monica Blackmore. The vote was 5-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted Aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted Aye, Commissioner Brooks voted Aye, Commissioner Shurin voted Aye, and Commissioner Rader voted Aye.
3) Following a motion by Commissioner Rader and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, the Board voted to approve the applications for continued employment of Det. Brent Marchant, Maj. Roger Lewis, P.O. Charles Chambers, Det. Ray Lenoir, Res. Sgt. Michael Coughlin, Reserve P.O. Frederick Phillips, and Sgt. Ron Podraza. The vote was 5-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted Aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted Aye, Commissioner Brooks voted Aye, Commissioner Shurin voted Aye, and Commissioner Rader voted Aye.
4) Following a motion by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, and a second by Commissioner Shurin, the Board voted to approve the minutes of the closed meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners on May 10, 2016. The vote was 5-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted Aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted Aye, Commissioner Brooks voted Aye, Commissioner Shurin voted Aye, and Commissioner Rader voted Aye.
5) Following a motion by Commissioner Shurin and a second by Commissioner Brooks, the Board voted to go into special closed session to discuss personnel matters. The vote was 5-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted Aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted Aye, Commissioner Brooks voted Aye, Commissioner Shurin voted Aye, and Commissioner Rader voted Aye.
6) Following a motion by Commissioner Brooks and a second by Commissioner Wasson-Hunt, the Board voted to come out of special closed session and adjourn. The vote was 5-0 in favor. Following polling, Mayor James voted Aye, Commissioner Wasson-Hunt voted Aye, Commissioner Brooks voted Aye, Commissioner Shurin voted Aye, and Commissioner Rader voted Aye.
Board of Police Commissioner Minutes