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June 18, 2002

INDEPENDENT POLICE REVIEW DIVISION
CITIZEN REVIEW COMMITTEE
JUNE 18, 2002 MINUTES -- Approved by CRC on September 3, 2002
Members present: Lopez, Browning, Alexander, Stone, Terrell, Ueland, Miggins, Pollard
  1. INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS.
  2. GROUND RULES: outlined by Chair Lopez.
  3. MINUTES: Browning moved to approve the minutes of April 16, 2002, second by Stone, approved. Stone moved to approve the minutes of May 7, 2002, second by Ueland, approved.
  4. CRC Workgroup Reports:
    1. Policy Workgroup activities report (Stone)

      · The Workgroup is working on issues related to citizens being taking to the Detoxification Center by police officers, IPR declinations, 1st quarter report responses, and racial profiling.

      · Stone discussed the need for the appeals protocol to include declinations of appeals. Stone discussed police incidents related to the detoxification center and that the Committee should work on those issues related to declinations. Stone moved, second Ueland, to add declined appeals to appeal protocol. 2. Yes- Stone, Lopez, Ueland, Terrell, Pollard, Browning, Alexander, Miggins.

      · Policy Workgroup member Alexander handed out a draft of the "Case Review Worksheet" and asked CRC members to provide input.
    2. Community Outreach Workgroup activities report (Browning)

      · Browning discussed the outreach work efforts and has drafted an outline for public comments for future forums. She explained the use and need for affiliate lists from each CRC member and would like to know when affiliate groups hold their meetings. She discussed possible presentations to those groups by the CRC.

      · She discussed a public forum on officer involved shootings as one of the subjects. The Workgroup is planning to hold a public meeting in August someplace in inner southeast. The Workgroup’s next meeting is scheduled for July 21 at 11AM.
    3. Internal Process Workgroup (Miggins): no activity
  5. IPR Director’s Report: Deputy Director Hess reported on the recruitment efforts for new citizens for the CRC. He noted that announcement had been published and that the deadline for applications was 5:00 pm on July 22, 2002. He also reported that the PPB accepted the CRC recommendation on CRC #02-10.
    Chair Lopez asked the Director to place a discussion of the role of workgroups on the next agenda. He voiced some concern about the current practice.
  6. Prehearings and Hearings
    1. CRC No. 02-20 (prehearing): This case involved an appellant who alleged that two officers took him to Hooper Detoxification Center without cause, that the officers were sarcastic and made fund of him, and that they used excessive force in reapplying handcuffs.

      Member Browning reviewed the case. Ueland expanded on Browning’s report. Ueland moved that the appeal be declined without full hearing. Miggins seconded. The motion carried.

      Yes: Ueland, Terrell, Pollard, Alexander, Miggins.

      No: Browning, Stone, Lopez.

      Public comments: Dan Handelman and Diane Lane
    2. CRC No 01-17- Supplemental Hearing. This case was regarding an incident in which the appellant alleged that an officer acted improperly at a traffic stop.

      Chair Lopez read the procedures for conducting a supplemental hearing. Deputy Director Hess presented the IPR report. Lt Bechard presented the IAD report. Member Terrell briefed the CRC on the reinvestigation carried out by IAD.

      Member Terrell moved that a vote be taken on each finding, second by member Pollard. Vote: 6 no; 2 yes.

      The CRC voted as follows on the new findings:

      Allegation 1. Motion was made and seconded to recommend changing the finding of Conduct: Exonerated with debriefing to Conduct: Sustained.

      Yes: Terrell, Pollard, Browning, Alexander, Stone, Lopez, Ueland, Miggins

      No: None.

      Allegation 2. Motion was made and seconded to recommend changing the finding of Conduct: Exonerated with debriefing to Conduct: Insufficient Evidence with debriefing

      Yes: Terrell, Pollard, Browning, Alexander, Stone, Lopez, Ueland, Miggins

      No: None.

      Allegation 3. Motion was made and seconded to affirm the finding of Conduct: Exonerated with debriefing.

      Yes: Terrell, Pollard, Browning, Alexander, Stone, Lopez, Ueland, Miggins

      No: None

      Allegation 4. Not considered by CRC.

      Public Comment: Diane Lane and Dan Handelman made comments about the case and the process.

  7. OTHER BUSINESS ( Suggestions for future agenda items).

    Browning inquired about the reason why police officers are not allowed to use the IPR process.

    Chair Lopez referred the matter to the Internal Process Workgroup. He also asked the Workgroup to review the process for assigning categories to allegations.

    Member Browning would like to revisit the CRC appointment process. Member Terrell agreed.

    Lauri Stewart, new IPR Community Relations Coordinator, gave the CRC some background on herself.

  8. PUBLIC INPUT:

    Dan Handelman commented on the cases before the CRC and addressed some need for improvement in the workgroup process.

    Richard Koenig commented on the cases before the CRC.

    Diane Lane commented on the cases before the CRC.

    Patrick Dinan commented on his case, which had been heard by PIIAC.

    Meeting Adjoined.