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File #: 60764    Version: Name: Civilian Oversight Board
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 6/2/2020 Final action: 6/16/2020
Enactment date: 6/22/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00459
Title: SECOND ALTERNATE - Creating MPD Independent Civilian Oversight.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Rebecca Kemble, Keith Furman, Marsha A. Rummel, Grant Foster, Donna V. Moreland, Patrick W. Heck, Tag Evers, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Michael E. Verveer, Christian A. Albouras, Max Prestigiacomo, Syed Abbas
Attachments: 1. 60764 Second Alternate.pdf, 2. 60764 Alternate Resolution.pdf, 3. 60764 Original Resolution.pdf, 4. 5/29/20-6/2/20 Email Comments 60764.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution creates the MPD Civilian Oversight Board as recommended in the MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee report (adopted in October 2019). Creation of the Civilian Oversight Board will require a companion ordinance. It is anticipated the Board will require ongoing staffing and operating expenses that are undetermined at this time. The 2020 Adopted Operating Budget includes $200,000 for the creation of a Police Auditor position but does not include additional operating costs associated with creating the Civilian Oversight Board.
SECOND ALTERNATE - Creating MPD Independent Civilian Oversight.
WHEREAS, on May 19, 2015, in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Tony Robinson by MPD Officer Matt Kenney, the Madison Common Council adopted RES-15-00477, “Declaring the City of Madison’s intention to review policies, procedures, culture and training of the Madison Police Department by hiring an expert(s) in community policing, law, problem oriented policing, racial disparities and implicit bias and the creation of an ad hoc committee”; and,

WHEREAS, on November 18, 2015 the Madison Police Department Policy & Procedures Ad Hoc Committee (Ad Hoc Committee) held its first meeting; and,

WHEREAS, on June 7, 2016 the Madison Common Council adopted RES-16-00436, “Amending the work timeline and funding amount for the City of Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee and amending the 2016 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate $350,000 from the Contingent Reserve to the direct appropriation supporting the work of this committee”; and,

WHEREAS, on June 6, 2016 Madison Police Chief Mike Koval published a blog post <> lobbying against the additional expenditure of $350,000, referring to Madison residents advocating for police accountability as “the perpetually offended,” and directly threatening Alders stating, “You are being watched. A...

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