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File #: 59845    Version: 1 Name: Establishing a Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee as recommended by the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2020 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 3/3/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Enactment date: 4/28/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00304
Title: Establishing a Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee as recommended by the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. Kemble Amendment
Related files: 63508

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution establishes a Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee to revisit the issue of whether MPD should establish a body-worn camera program. The review committee will be staffed by a Common Council Office legislative analyst. It is anticipated that any costs associated with the committee’s work can be absorbed with existing resources. No appropriation is required.

Title

Establishing a Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee as recommended by the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.

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WHEREAS, the Common Council established the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee on 5/19/2015; and,

WHEREAS, prior to that, the Community Policing and Body Camera Ad Hoc Committee submitted its final report to the Common Council on 11/17/2015; and,

WHEREAS, the Common Council accepted the final report of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee on 1/21/2020; and

WHEREAS, the motion to accept the final report of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee included a recommendation by the Common Council Executive Committee to implement MPD Ad Hoc committee recommendation #177, which recommends that the Common Council appoint a new committee to undertake a study of looking into the issues raised in OIR recommendations #135, #136, #137, #138, and #139 regarding the feasibility of implementing a body-worn camera program by the Madison Police Department, and recommends that the new committee revisit the findings of the 2015 Community Policing and Body Camera Ad Hoc Committee in the context of the discussion provided in MPD Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation #177 and OIR recommendations #135-139,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee will be formed in order to revisit the issue of whether MPD should establish a body-worn camera program through review of MPD Ad Hoc Committee recommendation #177 and provide recommendations to the Common Council regarding whether MPD should establish a body-worn camera program, and if so, provide recommendations on how it would be implemented, by the first meeting of the Common Council in January 2021; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  that the membership of the Body-Worn Camera Ad Hoc Review Committee will include the following 7 members and 2 alternates:

 

* 1 member of the Public Safety Review Committee elected by the committee

* 1 Member of the Equal Opportunities Commission elected by the committee

* Body Camera Ad Hoc Committee Co-Chairs Veronica Figueroa and Tom Brown

* 3 Additional members of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee: Keith Findley, Greg Gelembiuk, and Kim Jorgensen

* 2 Alternate members of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee: Jacquelyn Hunt and Matthew Braunginn; and,

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the ad hoc review committee will be staffed by a Common Council Office legislative analyst.