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File #: 51585    Version: 1 Name: Amending the membership of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.
Type: Resolution Status: Defeated
File created: 5/8/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 5/15/2018 Final action: 5/15/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending the membership of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsWatch
5/15/20181 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Fail Action details Not available
5/8/20181 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Not available

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Title

Amending the membership of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.

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WHEREAS, the City of Madison created the Madison Police Department (MPD) Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee (Resolution File No. 37863, adopted by the Common Council on May 19, 2015) to review policies, procedures, culture and training of the Madison Police Department by hiring an expert in community policing, law, problem oriented policing, racial disparities, restorative justice and implicit bias; and,

 

WHEREAS, the original resolution contained the following membership detail:

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the ad hoc committee members will be a diverse body composed of City of Madison residents appointed by the Mayor, including the appointments of two co-chairs, and will include but not be limited to representatives of the African American, Asian, Latino, Native American and LGBTQ communities as well as a diversity of ages, socioeconomic status, and work experiences and organizations in the fields of mental health, youth advocacy and AODA. The appointments by the Mayor to the ad hoc committee will be submitted to the Common Council for approval. Upon completion of this work and the Common Council receiving the recommendations of the ad hoc committee the committee will be dissolved.; and

 

WHEREAS, the current committee functions with fifteen (15) members - 13 filled positions and 2 vacancies - and has difficulty meeting quorum; and,

 

WHEREAS, a request has been made by staff to the committee to reduce the number of members to thirteen (13) members in order to meet quorum on a consistent basis,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the members of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee membership will be reduced from fifteen (15) members to thirteen (13) members and that the current thirteen (13) filled positions be the official membership of the ad hoc committee.