POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Mary Hull Caballero Divisions Independent Police Review CRC CRC Meeting Information Public Meeting Minutes Citizen Review Committee Monthly Meeting Minutes 2001
November 6, 2001

Citizen Review Committee
November 6, 2001
  • Members present: Hector Lopez, chair; Robert Ueland, vice-chair; TJ Browning, member; Ric Alexander, member; Eric Terrell, member; Denise Stone, member; Bryan Pollard, member; Henry Miggins, recorder
  • IPR staff and other city staff: Richard Rosenthal, director; Michael Hess, deputy director; Joseph De Angelis, management analyst; Robert Wells, research assistant; Linly Rees, deputy city attorney; Gary Blackmer, city auditor; Darrell Schenk, captain PPB/IAD; Steven Bechard, lieutenant PPB/IAD; all IAD sergeants and staff
  • Director Rosenthal called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and announced that he would no longer be serving as chair since Hector Lopez had been appointed chair and Robert Ueland vice-chair as agreed by the CRC at the October 23, 2001 meeting. He asked CRC members to comment on their defensive tactics training. All comments were extremely positive about the quality of their training.
  • Chair Lopez discussed ground rules and asked for approval of the October 23, 2001 minutes. Hank Miggins recommended that item 6 of the minutes be changed for clarity. Recommended change from "A motion was made by Bob Ueland that no member will discuss CRC business and decisions outside of the meeting with the media or the public" to "no member will discuss the media or the public CRC business and decisions outside of the meeting." The recommendation was accepted and the amended minutes approved unanimously.

CRC Member

Report from the IAP director: Director Rosenthal discussed staffing of the IAP office and announced the expected appointment of the public outreach staffer. Director Rosenthal announced he would be the staff person assigned to the Executive Workgroup, Deputy Director Hess would provide staff support to the Conduct Workgroup and the Policy/Monitoring Workgroup.
Report from the Executive Workgroup (EWG): Vice-Chair Ueland discussed the activities of the executive workgroup. The EWG proposed three workgroups, Policy (monitoring), conduct and performance, and community outreach workshops. The EWG suggested the following workgroup assignments:
Executive Workgroup: Chair Lopez, Vice-Chair Ueland, Recorder Miggins
Policy Workgroup: Workgroup chair Ueland, member Browning, member Alexander
Conduct and Performance Workgroup: Workgroup chair Shannon, member Miggins
Community Outreach Workgroup: Workgroup chair Terrell, member Pollard, member Stone
Vice-chair Ueland explained that there had been much discussion about how to best get the CRC’s work done and settled on the designated workgroups and member assignments. CRC members Stone and Browning raised questions about how assignments are made.
Deputy City Attorney addressed the make up of the committees and how they could work assuring the CRC that the final decision is clearly in the hands of the full CRC.
Member Stone moved, second by member Browning, that each member assign themselves to a committee (workgroup) by selecting their priority 1,2,3. The motion failed. Yes: Browning, Pollard, Stone. No: Alexander, Terrell, Ueland, Miggins. Chair Lopez did not vote. (Chair Lopez later announced that if any members desired to change their workgroup assignment they should call him and he would accommodate them.)
Member Browning moved, second Terrell, that the CRC work would cease at 6:05 p.m. and go directly into training. Motion passed unanimously.
The remaining time was used to train the CRC on the Internal Affairs Division process for handling complaints. Sergeant Jones of IAD stated that the mission of IAD is to improve community livability by strengthening police accountability and emphasizing quality of service. He explained the IAD standard operating procedures, timeliness, complaint categories, and definitions of Police Bureau findings.
Time did not allow for the completion of the planned IAD training. Sergeant Jones agreed to provide the final thirty minutes of training at a future meeting.
Public Comments: Mary Rooklidge, Diane Lane, and Dan Handelman
Meeting was adjourned at 9:05 p.m.
Next Meeting: November 20, 2001 starting at 5:30 p.m. ending 8:30 p.m.
Future Meetings: December 4, 2001 starting at 5:30 p.m. ending 8:30 p.m., December 18, 2001 starting at 5:30 p.m. ending 8:30 p.m.
Recorded by Hank Miggins