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File #: 18-0197    Version: Name: 2/5/18 Resolution for Advisory Task Force
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/5/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/5/2018 Final action: 2/5/2018
Enactment date: 2/5/2018 Enactment #: R-18-039
Title: Resolution Creating an Advisory Task Force to Make Recommendations Regarding the Roles and Responsibilities of a Community Policing Commission
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor, Chuck Warpehoski, Jack Eaton
Title
Resolution Creating an Advisory Task Force to Make Recommendations Regarding the Roles and Responsibilities of a Community Policing Commission
Staff
Reviewed By: Stephen K. Postema, City Attorney
Approved By: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, In response to community engagement and the Human Rights Commission's request (HRC resolution of November 4, 2015), the City Council directed that the City undertake an independent evaluation of the Ann Arbor Police Department's community engagement practices;

Whereas, The City Administrator conducted an open, inclusive, and transparent process to develop the scope of services for the assessment with members of the Human Rights Commission and stakeholders from diverse populations within the community; identified a qualified firm to perform the evaluation; received a unanimous recommendation to hire the contractor from the Human Rights Commission on February 8, 2017; received Council approval to award a contract (R-17-051, Feb. 21, 2017); and received a report that met the requirements of the contract;

Whereas, The resulting report entitled Ann Arbor Police Department (AAPD): An Independent Analysis of Community Engagement Practices was delivered to the City in November 2017; and the report presented forty (40) recommendations in the areas of Co-Produced Policing, Community Engagement, Citizen Complaints and Discipline, Accreditation Implementation and Policy Review, Personnel Management Practices, and Training;

Whereas, The City Council seeks to take action to advance the community's goals with respect to law enforcement practices and community engagement in consideration of the recommendations of the November 2017 report by creating a Community Policing Commission; and

Whereas, The staffing and budget necessary to support the Community Policing Commission can only be determined by the City Administrator, with approval of City Council, after the scope and functions of Community Policing C...

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