Board of Police Commissioners - Evening Community Meeting
11:37PM Nov 10, 2022
recording in progress. My name is Brian Ferguson. I'm the Chair of the Board of police commissioners isn't meeting will now come to order. Chaplain Jesse White is on Zoom. On vacation.
Yes. All right. If we can all bow our heads Let us pray.
Eternal God our father again first and foremost we come to tell you thank you. Oh God, we thank you for life. We thank you for health and strength. We thank you God for being with us as we desire Oh God to do your work because we desire oh god to impact this city in a great way. I ask God that you've been with our Board of Commissioners now. Ask God that you continue to keep them continual God to allow them to work together to bring about change and productivity. In this great city. We bless you We give you praise we ask God that you be with us now. Keep us as we come together to simply do your work in your will. in your son Jesus Christ's name we pray thank God and a man
and then thank you. Thank you champion. Wait. Yes, sir. Madam Secretary, roll call please.
Yes sir. Through the Chair Madam Vice Chair any Holt
Good evening, any whole vice chair at large.
Commissioner Linda de Bernard submitted and excused absence notification Commissioner Cedric banks. Commissioner will Ebell submitted an excused absence notification Commissioner Willie E. Burton. Commissioner Lisa Carter submitted an excused absence notification Commissioner Ricardo more present. Commissioner Hazel's Hernandez Commissioner Reverend Jim Holley President I'm gonna show cuantas Presley Mr. Chair at this time there are five commissioners present you do not have a quorum Thank you.
Okay. No quorum so we can approve the agenda for today because we don't have a quorum. And we cannot approve the minutes from November the third when he 22nd Because we do not have a quorum. So we're going to go right into introduction of staff.
Sir through the chair, Sergeant Alan Quinn and media services.
We do have a quorum now. Six absolutely
miss your client says Presley is here for the record. And if it is your pleasure, I can move forward with these staff introductions.
Well, we can go back Can we go back to approve the minutes now we have a quorum now. So I would like to have a motion for approve the agenda for November to Tim will move to second. All in favor. Hi. Any discussion? All the polls. agenda has been approved. And Commissioner Hernandez has entered. Thank you, sir. Now I'd like to have the motion to approve the minutes for November the third 2022 So moved. Is there a second? Second any discussion?
All in favor? Hi.
All in favor? Aye. Aye.
All the polls. All right. I will move. Okay now Madam Secretary?
Yes, sir through the chair at such an Algonquian and media services are handling the board's audio and visual needs today. And our court reporter is Mr. Don Handyside and the following Board staff members are in attendance today. Mr. Issa blossom Community Relations Coordinator be LPC administrative staff. Mr. Robert Brown administrative specialist Miss Jaya Underwood administrative assistant. Also assisting Corporation Counsel Adam Saxby is attending via zoom. Director Katrina Pattillo, Director of police personnel, Interim Chief Investigator Lawrence Akbar supervising investigator Ansley Cromwell, acting supervising investigator lovesong Islam and supervising investigator Rosalia magical are attending and our American Sign Language interpreters are Dr. Stephanie Beatty and Missy akana ukata who are attending via zoom. Thank you.
Thank you. Again, I would like to thank everyone this evening for attending the board's meeting. Today we are meeting in the sixth precinct area Citadelle house appraised located at 22 at Linden Street,
Mr. Chair, just by way of the agenda, the chief of police.
I'm sorry. Lm going through see what do you have with you and state your name for the record?
Good evening. Good a chair. My name is Deshawn Sims I'm a deputy chief sitting in on behalf of Chief James the white. Tonight I have in the audience I see Captain de Seco from number six Commander Williams from number six. Right now captain, loosen and number five Lieutenant first and from our professional standards bureau. And I see a sergeant from number six. I can't call his name right now. Sergeant Douglas for number six and Commander Can you introduce if you have any of you came here with you tonight.
The backyard officer sorry.
Thank you. Elected officials?
Yes, sir through the chair. We do have a representative from honorable councilmember Coleman Young's office, the Director of Community Relations, Mr. Kenneth Johnson Ale, and also Miss Mary McGee, president of the Police Community Relations Council. For the sixth precinct, and former Police Commissioner William Davis. And those are the notifications that I have at this time. Thank you.
All right now, again, I want to thank everyone coming out. Today's meeting. We're in the sixth precinct. area and Citadel house of praise. Located at 22 at Linden street we want to give thanks to the Citadel praise Deacon Dale Boy, this Dell boy here i Sir Thank you. We also want to extend the greetings,
and on behalf of my pastor Dr. Spencer T Ellis and First Lady Tracee Ellis and their absence. We the Citadel appraiser would like to welcome each and every one of you here tonight. And enjoy yourselves, and thank you again we welcome you.
Thank you. Thank you.
We also extend our deep appreciation to pasa Spencer T Ellis and the Citadel appraise congregation who first agreed to host us this board in the fall of 2019 or the summer 2020 meeting. A COVID Delayed everything. And but that didn't stop us. We're just so honored to be here with you today at this point, and at this time, I would like to invite well taken Boyd you already came I was gonna bite you but you already came up with your note Yeah, they trying to get trying to get ahead of me. Again, we want to thank Citadel praise pasa Ellis and the Congregation for the warm hospitality. He has opened his church up to the board and the community. Also, the precinct is in district one district I represent yay also vice chair. Hope. Yes. We represent precinct six. At this time. I would like to as vice chair hope to bring some greetings.
Oh, thank you again for inviting us into your community as it was mentioned earlier by the chair, we were disappointed that we were not able to be productive in your space in your home. And there was some discussion this go round about us canceling the meeting and rescheduling. And we gave it a better thought and decided that this was the best decision for us to be here this evening. So thank you again, and we appreciate
you. Chairman Yes, also represent part of districts. Yes, you didn't go ahead. On behalf of the residents of entire district seven I just want to give a shout out to the leadership district. Precinct number six great people you have great leadership skills and we definitely appreciate we're happy to be here. President McGee. I know you're listening. We appreciate you as well. You make it happen. Thank you.
Thank you. Thank you Commissioner. This evening the Detroit public foundation is hosting their 10th annual well above and beyond award ceremony. First of all, I want to thank all the commissioners for being here and I want to thank the commissioners that are attending that ceremony. I want to thank the officers that couldn't make it but do decide to be here with us. I want to say thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Um the police department and fire department they they deserved this award presentation that's going to be going on today. They work really hard. I've been to a couple of other of the ceremonies and it's just awesome to finally put a face to the name that people just keeping us safe. So I just want to say again, thank you the board has extended his wishes wishes to the Public Safety Foundation for successful e then continue to support and congratulate all first responders as they work hard to make our communities safer. The Detroit City Council recently approved the Detroit police union contracts, adding pay raises and other modifications to the union contracts. We have submitted a request for an executive summary of changes and modifications regarding the conditions and other key changes like pay adjustments made to the contract so all the commissioners have the contracts in your possession right now. So I urge you guys to take a look at him. We look forward to receiving this information and more information from the department in the future. Yesterday, the board held its committee meetings as part of a civilian oversight charter mandates. A former report from each committee will be made during next week board meeting. So we're gonna do that next week. Some of the chair members are not here. Our board committee allows us to effectively and efficiently carry out our charter mandated duties and expand transparency and accountability to the community regarding our civilian oversight work. I want to say thank you wallet participated and attended in those meetings yesterday and we had a we had some people on Zoom or watching um the department will share information regarding crime stats, trends and other critical incidents for our consideration. Last week, we attended the officer bow shooting debriefing where we watched the body worn camera footage of the incident that occurred at Linden and Snowden and its chief white also share updates last week for meeting again we extend our condolences to the family of Porter Burks along with the public the board weights are full and suffocation alongside the Michigan State Police MSP oh well in any in needed reviews for evaluation by the Wayne County prosecutor's office. So we have everybody that's involved in that. We look forward to departments sharing the findings and outcome of the investigation once concluded towards ensuring transparency and accountability to the community. Today we're gonna have a presentation we'll have from sixth precinct presentation from commander Arnaud Williams, a commander and Captain Michael. I hope I don't miss that name. The seeker Look at that. Got it? Who will share updates regarding sixth precinct crime data precinct progress updates with regards to the Community Strategy Plan, citizen complaint data and budgetary updates and other key information for awareness DPD H our director, Katrina Portillo will report on TPD recruitment and retention efforts and other key HR matters for awareness. If you haven't heard her presentation is phenomenal. Wow. Right now we have a resolution today for Lieutenant Clive G. Stewart retirement. Who has that resolution? Mr. Hernandez, I've read that for sir.
Thank you sir through the chair. resolution honoring Lieutenant Clive G. Stewart. Whereas Clive Stewart was appointed to the Detroit Police Department on June 24 1996. And upon graduating from the Detroit Metropolitan Police Academy, he was assigned to the 11th precinct patrol operations section. And whereas officer Stewart's assignments with the Detroit Police Department included the 11th precinct patrol operations section, commercial auto theft section, investigative operations and commercial auto theft section again, and whereas officer Stewart displayed tremendous aptitude in his assignments and was promoted to the rank of detective on August 15 2014. Detective Stewart served at the commercial auto theft section in the third precinct. He developed his supervisory skills and was promoted to the rank of sergeant on May 8 2017. Then reassigned to the third precinct and later the Chiefs neighborhood liaison. And whereas, Sergeant Stewart still being recognized for his distinguished service, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on May 3 2021. Lieutenant Stewart was assigned to the 11th precinct and commercial auto theft section until his retirement and whereas Lieutenant Stewart is a recipient of the chiefs Unit Award for fireworks award. Both consent judgment awards for your decree four year degree award, National Football Super Bowl 40 Recognition Award, the Rosa Parks funeral for Major League Baseball All Star Recognition Award and numerous letters and certificates of appreciation. And whereas Lieutenant Stewart served the Detroit Police Department diligently for 26 years and they daily demonstrated his loyalty and dedication to the citizens of Detroit. His professionalism, expertise and leadership attest to the fact that he represents the consummate professional. Now therefore be it resolved that the Detroit board of police commissioners speaking on behalf of the citizens of the great city of Detroit recognizes and honors the contributions and commitment to excellence in public service. Lieutenant Clive G. Stewart. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. We thank and congratulate you. Lieutenant Clive G. Stewart. Through the Chair or through the chair. I'll make a motion to that effect. Seconded.
Seconded. seconded. Any discussion all in favor? Aye. Aye. Any nose? She'll be entered in the record. Congratulations. All right, Chief Sims. Yes, sir. Good evening, everyone
again, Shannon Sims deputy chief on behalf of cheating you pull the microphone. Good evening. Good evening, everyone again, Deshawn Sims deputy chief and for On behalf of Chief jamesy white and we'll go through our updates for the week through their chair with your permission from that so right now we currently have five members of the department who are disabled and recovering at home due to an on duty injury. We have a sergeant from the second precinct. Two officers assigned to the seventh precinct and two officers assigned to the ninth precinct. Our COVID-19 stats currently we have 34 members that are in quarantine or isolation. And 30 of those members tested positive for the COVID 19 virus. crime data. We are down we are up 3% in homicides going from 260 last year to 268. This year. We are down 13% And our non fatal shootings. Last year we were at 951. This year we are at 832 rivalries we are down 8% Last year we were at 1329 this year we get 1222 and overall for our part one violent crimes were down 13%. Last year we had 12,841 incidences or cases this year we get 11,211 Are our drag racing detail for November 4 through the sixth. They conducted six traffic steps in issue one traffic citation and impounded one vehicle. Today, the drag racing totals are traffic staff. 604 citations 374 vehicles impounded 144 12 vehicles recovered 58 felony arrest 11 misdemeanor arrest and 35 vehicles recover going on to our mental health related calls for service up to date we have serviced 16,513 Compared to last year we were at 14,854. So there is an increase in our calls for service related to individuals that are in need of assistance. For our significant incidents. We had a fatal shooting on Thursday, November 3 At approximately midnight, and in the 7500 block of East Jefferson and officers discovered a 55 year old female victim suffering from a gunshot wound to her chest. She was conveyed to a local hospital where she unfortunately succumbed to her injuries. Officers were quickly to identify the offender involved in this incident as her boyfriend. He was taken into custody a weapon was recovered. They were arguing over money and the incident was captured on video surveillance and investigators warrant was submitted to the prosecutor's office where the assessed warrant was signed the suspect was charged with with murder and one count of felony firearm he has been arraigned and being remanded on those charges. Our second incident occurred on the same day Thursday November 3, where officers responded to St. John's Hospital on a 51 year old female that had been stabbed in the abdomen. The victim was listed in critical condition. The officers received information that the victim was walking in the area of Marang and Glenwood around 6pm. When she was approached by a suspect, who demanded money. The victim complied and gave the suspect $100 and for unknown reasons the suspect then stabbed the victim and fled on foot. The subject is described as a black male with a ball head wearing black pants, blue and white, Adidas and arm with a knife. An update on that investigation the suspect the investigation has identified a person of interest and detectives are working to make contact with that individual. We'll update you once the person is in custody. Incident Number three is a double shooting where there was one fatal one non fatal one Monday November 4. Officers were dispatched to the 5500 block of Ivanhoe for report of two person shot. Both victims were conveyed to a local hospital one victim succumbed to his injuries while the other was listed in critical condition. Both victims were males in their late 20s and were brothers. The investigation revealed revealed they were seated in a parked car when a white Chevrolet Malibu drove by fire during multiple shots. The suspects vehicle was captured on the green light video and through LPR. The next day I was dislocated the vehicle and arrested two individuals. The investigation continues to determine the level of involvement of both of those subjects. It is also my understanding that the board requested an update on the Burdur port order Burke's incident from Chief white that information was prepared and turned over to the board. So you should have it. If not let me know and I'll make sure that you get it. On the positive notes on Monday, November 7, the Troy Powell members took University Prep students through the Charles H. Wright museum for a tour and Critical Conversations session. Detroit Powell engage the students with the students and help them to learn more about African American History and the social and cultural nuances of oppression and blackness in today's society on Thursday, November 10 DVD which you joined with Trey fire department and EMS to recognize which is today officers to recognize first responders and attend annual above and beyond ceremony along with the Detroit Public Safety Foundation. And that event is taking place at the mirror yet between 530 and 830. Today, recognition and awards from the mike Elliott School of Business also want today. Chief White is being awarded the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Western University Michael the School of Business. The ceremony is being held at the rooster tail. Members of Detroit Police Department and chief White will be in attendance to accept this award. Chief white earned his bachelor's and graduate certificate at the Wayne State University and then on Friday tomorrow which is Veterans Day. Deputy officers and Deputy explorers will give our collected donations to veterans. Fellow deputies pack a police car for veterans event. Each precinct continued collecting donations throughout the month of October, October. And on tomorrow. DPD would notice all of those collected items to the veterans that are in need. And that concludes the Chiefs report.
Awesome report as always, um, a couple of things on the drag racing. Can you can you provide us with how many repeat offenders you have caught? And how many cars have been left back out?
The chair I don't have that information with me today. But I can take it back and give you an update.
Okay. All right. That's good. Um, Commissioner Moore.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Chief a couple of weeks ago. I don't believe you were at this particular meeting but a request was put forward to the department regarding the squatter eviction issue for report. Do you know anything about the report when it will be due or forthcoming?
I don't have that information at this time but I will definitely follow up and get you that information. Okay. Thank
you. Mr. Banks. I'm all said missioner Pressley.
Thank you through the chair. We've had conversations about the concerns that residents have relative to people running red lights and stop signs. And I'm just wondering if there's any data available for how many accidents are occurring or for fatalities that occur as a result of car accidents are those captured in the violent crime statistics?
Um, that information is not in the violent crime statistics that are reported out today. But we do have accident data that we can get to you.
That will be great. Thank you.
you. My question was taken by Presley.
Mr. Hawley Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Welcome back. Thank you.
Thank you for your report. We have we are approaching about the 300 number. From homicides and obviously we all concerned about that. Can you? Would it be helpful to be helpful for me? I do have something in mind if we can if I can find out the homicides in terms of those associated with relationships for example, drug related, family related associated related where the the boyfriend girlfriend but not married and the suicide related to you to your keep that in in terms of imagine you do in terms of how we can approach crime coming up the next year.
That information is captured in those categories. And that's something that I'll take back to the chief staff and make sure that we can get that to you so you'll know what percentage of those crimes are committed through an partner relationship or argument based or known, that kind of thing?
Because I think what I like to try to do is how we can as a church and faith base, how we can really do something about the family relationships in terms of to this year seem like we got a lot of family you know, argument fighting and ended up being on the side. It really helped me with that. I don't know if anybody else to interest in it. But if you can help with that I do have something in mind that I like to try to share with with with you okay.
Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Chair. Oh, absolutely. Hi. Thank you Deputy Chief. awesome as always, Mr. Brown or communications that's it. Oh, I'm sorry, me. Discussion. These the
Ah, well. Thanks Commissioner Presley for revisiting the conversation as it relates to folks running red lights and requesting that we get some stats that bear out that it is in fact, as dangerous as a number of citizens have come to the mic with their fear of potential accidents. Now yesterday during the press release, when the contract was was being discussed, Chief White made a statement and I'm paraphrasing with the expectations that were our law enforcement members now receiving an increase or a wage that would attract even more Detroit citizens and probably citizens outside of the city of Detroit. The capacity to do a bet to up to increase to increase the monitoring of those various locations where people are running the traffic light is is part of his vision. So positive on on the fact of our law enforcement members will always show him more regard and more respect by supporting an increase in pay. Another positive side of that is that our traffic signals we'll see will receive the attention that a lot of US citizens are concerned about as it relates to today. So, but those stats are interesting, and we do look forward to them. Thank you.
All right now, Mr.
Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman is honorable board. There's currently seven speakers and I call those who's in attendance. The first speaker will be Miss Victoria cell, followed by Mr. James Ford, followed by Mr. Michael Robinson and followed by former Commissioner William Davis.
Good evening, Miss Shaw, you have two minutes. Good evening honorable board.
As a community leader in Detroit, I was blessed to receive a scholarship from Neko to attend their annual conference this year. You have an editorial that I wrote outlining not all but the most important best practices that I took away from the conference. I've also made these copies available to the public attendees today. The recommendations center around dependent independence of the oversight body, community collaboration and alliances, community safety, alternatives, discussions, independent data to access and analysis, effective accountability and appropriate funding and focus. The citizens of Detroit pay for the Board's Neko memberships, trainings and conference attendance. So it's our expectation that the board embodies Nicole's best practices. I asked the board to take these recommendations under serious consideration and discuss them publicly in these meetings. Next, I'm going to call some statements made by a specific commissioner in previous meetings. On July 14, in response to public comments, it was saying, we are the only board that people want to oversight the board. You come to this forum and you want to dictate how we should manage oversight. And then on October 27, in response to a commissioner recommending that the board take action on public recommendations. He also said, when you get public comments, it's not the majority of the people of Detroit. It does not reflect so we cannot yield to several individuals over and over again saying the same thing. This is some very concerning rhetoric promoted by a single commissioner on the sport repeatedly. On the contrary, this is the civilian oversight board. It belongs to the people of Detroit. We have the right and responsibility to set the expectations of oversight. And this board has a duty to listen and work toward those expectations. I don't believe the majority of the board ascribes to this rhetoric. However, he chairs two critical committees, citizen complaints and personnel and training. I encourage you to ensure that dismissing the will of the people does not become the prevailing philosophy of this board. Thank you have a wonderful evening, and welcome back. Commissioner Holly, Mr. Forward.
My name is James Ford and
I'm speaking for red, white, black, yellow and everybody and I take my hat's off to the Police Commission, the mayor's office and everybody else and the police department. But Detroit is begin known around the country is Dodge City and why I say that is because we dodging cars as we tried to go through the traffic light to try it is not a third world city. It's not a third world city. We can do better than this. And I say that because some people have even stopped driving now. You got people to stop driving. People don't want to go they scared to death. We need lights, traffic lights with cameras in them like they got in Orlando in like Phoenix, Arizona and Atlanta, Georgia. We know we need lights to come take pictures to consent citations to people. You know, we got too many resources not to have these cameras, and I'm gonna just give you some some of these resources we have. You got federal funds and you can get some cameras. You got four major sports teams in the city. You got three casinos. You got Dan Gilbert, you got a lottery, you got a lot of things. I'll put it this way if you do not change this and stop these people from getting these red lights and get these cameras in two years you will not be able to reverse it because the new drivers are going to think this thing to do. God bless everybody. I know you got your hands full you better consider this because if you don't the new drivers will think that this is the thing to do God bless everybody in here.
Thank you, Mr. Robinson.
Hello, everyone, my name is Michael Robinson. I come from the 48215 area I live in the area of Mac and Dickerson. I come here today to address the issue of you know, people running realize also. So I learned a lot when I was here. You know I heard about statistics. And you know, the issue has been addressed to like Mr. Ford said, you know, we need to find some kind of funding, but I'm optimistic stick rather. You know, at the point where I know that they can't be a camera just like they can't be an officer at every traffic light. You know, but some kind of way if people get the message, you know that there's something out there some kind of deterrent out there, then this behavior will, you know, it transform itself in other areas. And I'm glad that we're talking about it, and I'm pretty I don't want no fatalities. Nobody wants no fatalities. It's just that we at this point whereas you know, we have certain drivers, you know, not only that, you know, but some I live in an area where there's buses, stopping with the Light Zone and there's ice cream trucks out there and people just they see the flashing lights and they just keep on going. So I'm optimistic that you know, we'll come up with some kind of idea at some kind of funding, you know, there was some kind of deterrent, you know, that was slowed us down. It's not going to stop that. Don't be you know, I'm not I'm not at that point, but some kind of deterrent, what people get the message that they're somebody's somebody's watching you
Thank you. Welcome Mr. Davis. Hello, boy,
I'm back again. Since you're compelled to come down to Cisco, live up to the Open Meetings Act. I like to start off by saying I get emails, texts and phone calls from people all over the country talking about this boy this boy is and continues to be an embarrassment. How do you ask these young officers to look up to this board? When you do not follow the charter when you're doing disregard? Which I should be forcing. You know that and you have new people along with some old people that just closed their eyes. Nobody should be closing their eyes to the job. Nobody should be questioned whether or not you actually be following the charity and I think is horrible. That chair person, get a person over two subcommittees is the same person. There's in the past had been rubber stamping civilian complaints about what's going on in the community, the same person that has led this board
to terrible places. You know,
y'all need to do your job. I need to follow the charter. Y'all should not have one commissioner or was to subcommittee's subcommittee assignments should be spread out not given to hand pick favorites. You know, this boy can and should do better. This board is steady going down. I get calls from all over the country about this board. And it's not good I can see why there's a request with the Justice Department to investigate the police department and this boy and you know, you know, I have a lot of friends at the sixth precinct. But yeah, poor representatives, not doing your job.
You know they deserve bad
people in Detroit deserve better. Coleman Young would be embarrassed by this
board. Thank you
Mr. Chair. Your next three speakers would be Miss Mary McGee, followed by President Buffington and followed by Mr. Eric blunt. McGee.
Yes, good afternoon, and I would like to welcome the board to the sixth precinct. We're proud to have you here. Unfortunately, I am not to be able to make it because I have the sniffles, but it's a welcome to you. And personally, I I am able to get in touch and speak with people persons rather,
that's involved with the board
and keep up the good work. Thank you
Mr. Tear I don't see President Buffington on. Neither do I see Mr. Egg blonde. That was your last speaker.
Last speaker. Yes sir. All right. Thank you. Well, traffic cameras. I want to I would like to have Hamburg Germany. I got a ticket. Went to a red light. Flashlight came up three days later. I got a ticket in the mail. And that was in 1980. And it was me. Three pictures popped out one of my license plate one of me holding on to the wheel and the other one looking up at the camera. 1980 Well, under state law we can't put them up. So that one the commissioners that's on two committees. Wanted to be very clear. I am the ex fishy I don't on every single committee. That means I am sitting in. I am learning I am paying attention and I'm listening. And it was something I don't like. I pull them aside and let them know. And the reason why we have commissioners on two committees is because I had to put them there. Because people have lives. They have jobs. And they can't make it when we have these committee meetings. They just can't do it. I would love to put somebody else on different committees, but I can't do it because of their jobs and their scheduling. It just won't happen. So I have to step in as extra Seattle and make sure things run right. And as far as is the board is violating the charter. I don't think we violated him today. We could have just said we're not going to have a meeting today. But this isn't a community. We had a meeting we almost didn't have a quorum, but we're gonna continue on. And I was asked if anybody thinks we're violating the charter let me know. let the board know. Write it down. Write the facts down to what are we doing wrong? And that way we can help correct ourselves if that's what you truly believe. Go ahead, Miss patello. What's your presentation for human resources? Canadian
through the getting me through the TRB presenting Human Resources presentation for the month of October. I do have a PowerPoint and I have that for the audience. The report is going to cover your departmental staffing personnel recruiting, recruiting initiatives and believe you also received a packet previously to do today. So the next slide is the current departmental staffing for the department. We're currently fielded 88%. For swarm members for the month of October we were at 90% they can seize we had 200 A night 270 threes, so 10% vacancies for police assistance. We were at 65% Fill 35% vacancies. For civilians. We were at 84% Fill and 16% vacancies. Next slide. So the next slide would be the sworn recruiting from the beginning of the fiscal year to October 31. For recruiting we process but we had a total of 1717 applications. We had 75 and processing 84 applications that were withdrawn 900 applications that were archive to enter into temporarily disqualified 222 permanently disqualified and then awaiting M Cole's 191. So 153 was awaiting for testing. And then 38 was archived during that time also, we had hired 97 individuals, but we did display this as an exam plan. So with that being said, so other 9743 Were they applied during that fiscal year and they were hired and then the remaining of those new hires had apply prior to the fiscal year. Next slide. So the next slide goes over your October ankles testing. We for the written test we have 59 schedule 49 appeared 39 pass which was 80% passing rate 10 Fail which is 20% failure rate, failure rate one rescheduled one no show physical agility we had 223 schedule 115 appear 62 past 54% passing rate 53 Fail 46% failure rate 30 reschedule to withdrew and 76 No shows. Next slide. So the next slide should be the total new hires. So for sworn we hired 26 But as you know we had some that carried over from the previous month when we put them in the class for October. And so we ended up starting the class with 32 individuals. We had two officers that were reinstated. We had 37 New civilian hires for total number of 63. Next slide the next slide should go over the Detroit residency information. So for Detroit, we had 533 sworn 391 civilians 16 police assistance for non Detroiters we had 1808 I mean, yeah. 1808 non Detroiters, 258 civilians 23 police assistance of those new hires 25 were civilian Detroit residents, six sworn Detroit residents. Next slide should be the attrition rate for October 27 separated so we hired more in October than we separated. 14 civilians separated to police assistance separated for total 43 that breakout for the month of October was nine was hired by other law enforcement agencies 10 retire so we actually had more individuals who retired and resigned. We had four resident total resignations for just regular resignations. One Academy resigned and two separated under charges. The next slide gives a depiction of where those individuals that separated going to other law enforcement agencies went to Sheboygan, East Point Farmington Hills, Lincoln Park Livonia the Postal Service Sumpter town, township, PD Taylor Troy and then Westlands.
So the next slide goes over the leaves of absences and restricted duty. So for FMLA continuous for the sworn we had 48 for civilian we had 23 for FMLA. Intermediate we have 57 for sworn 46 for civilian medical leave for sworn three civilians five military leaves sworn three generally two for sworn restricted 181 For sworn 13 for civilians, disabled sworn 35 civilians one sick 22 For sworn for for civilians. Next slide. So the next slide is monthly separations, we had a total of 27. As I said, 19 were police officers, three sergeants, one detective, two lieutenants, and two commanders. We also had 17 suspensions. 15 were police officers, one corporate one sergeant, we have 549 members on the drop. And then we also have four interns. If you can advance to the slide after sworn recruiting. So what's in the police academy right now we have a total of 119 students that's out of 126 that started so we have four classes that are there. Right now. We will graduate a class on December the 16th. Our next academy class we're going to start on 28th November we're expecting 30 plus. And then additionally for our fear recruiters we are attending 40 to 50 events a month. This past weekend I was able to attend the Michigan National Guard State Leadership Conference there. I was able to meet quite a few of the leadership from major generals all the way down to senior enlisted. We that that attending that event was very informative, and we've also been able to participate or will be able to go out and speak to some of their soldiers upcoming. We're also going to capitalize on Governor Whitmer errs Public Safety Academy assistance program where when you participate in this program, if you enroll anyone up to 25 scholarships will be given if you enroll the candidates after January and then there's some other incentives that comes along with that. Since the contract was passed yesterday. We will be doing a one stop shop career fair on November 19. That is next Saturday. We are going to hold this event over at the Detroit Police Training Center which is located at 6050 Linwood. We will have the flyer that will be forwarded to the board and then we're going to we're gonna have a good event. If you forward to the next slide, which is the recruiting statistics. So basically, this slide just gives a depiction on how we're doing as far as hiring. So we have already surpassed the numbers for new hires in 2018. By 31. We have surpassed the 2021 numbers by 26. We need 6465 more new hires to surpass 2020 numbers, and then we need 95 to surpass the new hire numbers for 2019 which is 304 pending any questions. That is all I have. However, we do have a revised flyer for DPD. And if you can show that last flyer which shows that DPD is hiring, as you can see that with the new contract, we're up to a dependent on the steps up to 73 case for individuals. We are accepting laterals, education was increased tuition assistance was increased, and then they will be receiving annual pay increases as well. And then to answer some of the questions, I thought I answered some of these questions but to answer some of the questions that were proposed to me, Commissioner Hernandez you wanted to know if we could separate or give a breakout of the residency by sworn members by district or by precinct. I have a copy for you to show you. We can do that. And I will also forward it to Mrs. White. And then as far as standardizing the reports for the demographics. We're looking into that a lot of times the HR we don't have all the reports that come down to us but we did ask the staff, the chief staff if he could give us those reports, and then we can see if we can consolidate it. Commissioner Presley. I wanted to know about the reinstatement of DOD DPD and whether they will repeat their rank. So the official response is officer who request reinstatement reappointment does have to submit a letter in writing or an email to the chief the chief officer will assign us a route slip to request the investment request the information we have to investigate to take proper action and then we have to send the response back on a 568 Will they retain their rank in accordance with DPD police Manual for 1.9 section four 1.9 tax 7.3 The salary status paragraph, a member above the rank of police officer who resigned and is subsequently reinstated or reappointed, is precluded from retaining the member members former rank so they will not received that that rate. And then Commissioner Holly you had a question regarding the cost of the city of separation of the new officers recruit. So the approximate recruiting costs per SPO was $3,262.29 training equipment and six months of salary per SPO is $58,434.45 for total cost of 61,696 cents. And 74 $61,696.74. And then Commissioner Holly you had one more question which had to do with the I believe it was incentives for build first responders. We are looking into that program. There are some programs out there for first responders so we are looking into that. Once we get something solidified. I'll come back to the board pending any questions. This concludes my
presentation. All right. I have a couple of questions, um, of the disqualification or temporary disqualify has any of those. So there'll be 424 has entered those ask for a hearing or you know to ask to come before the board
for the temporary disqualify. Yes, we would have to go back and research and see if any of those in that qualification as x for
a hearing. All right, and the other one is um, so you have 18 leaving like they went to Sheboygan and Wyoming hills and all that was in October. So now that the contract has been solidified, have you gotten a call about any of those 18 When it comes back
so I can tell you this? We have received a total of 40 requests for reinstatement reappointments since the beginning of January, since the beginning of September, when the announcement was made by the governor to Chief that we were going to do the contract. We received a question we have received 17 requests for reinstatement reemployment, and of that three have already been hired. They were hired to get into this last class. The rest of them are in background stages right now. All right.
Listen to Vc.
My question is very, very easy. Yesterday, Clara University was upstairs at the Public Safety headquarters. May I ask why were they there? Yesterday.
Yesterday, clearly headquarters. So we do have a partnership with clear unit versity. So clear University is the one that does our on site education. So they could have been doing doing an informal for their next class that's gonna start. That's, you know, they could have been could have been there for that.
Okay. Thank you for your response.
Mr. Hernandez, yes, through
the chair. Excellent report. Appreciate the the breakdown that I asked for. I know maybe it was a pain of the 17 that are in process of reinstatement. You by Chance know the rank.
I don't you don't I don't I don't know offhand. But I think it'd
be curious if they're all police officers or sergeants.
I'm quite sure they're all police officers, but I can get it for you.
Thank you. Mr. Hawley.
Thank you, Mr. Chair. Do you give us a flyer? The flyer under for the new. We had that
for the career fair, that nobody
seemed like you're talking about the new if other the new I'm sorry.
So we did revise the flyer for the record. DPD is hiring. We will get that flyer to you it was completed today.
With all that and all the new money is on it.
So it doesn't have everything that's in the contract on there, but it has the most significant information that's in there. missioner banks,
yes. Thank you chair. Peace and blessings. You, Director. Now
new package the new package that was approved by city council on yesterday. What type of package can you break that package down? Would it pertains to I mean, can it compete with Warren East Point in Farmington Hills and all those suburban areas that's been taken out officers has been recruited now officers, where we get in some where we get some of the best training in the business throughout the nation right here. And then we lose to lack of benefits. So how do the benefits compete with Warren and Eastpointe rose point and all these places.
So I can tell you that the package is very competitive with Warren Warren Max pay stops at like in the 80 1000s. So we did not reach Warren but I can tell you as far as the other jurisdictions is very competitive.
That's good. That's an improvement. Great improvement. It is. That's great improvement.
So there's a there's a certain pay for if you're an Academy student, then once you graduate, you skip to another pay, and then there's step increases per year 123 Up to four. So it's not it doesn't take five years to get top pay. They will top out at the year four.
Wow. Okay. Now, because Warren ranks is one of the highest paying law enforcement organizations in the region right. Going on top pay, correct.
Okay. All set.
I'm all set. We should have Presley
Thank you through the chair again, thank you for your response to my question. It's a follow up to that question would be, uh, do you perceive that that will be a barrier for officers above the rank of police officers coming back to the package noting that they won't return at the same status in which they left?
I do not. I do not think that that's going to be a barrel because you also have to keep in mind that this is the first time in history that DPD is also doing lateral. So when they come back as laterals is more paid. So they may not get the rank, but they will get the pay commensurate with the experience.
Excellent. Thanks. No more. Yes, absolutely, sir.
I'm sorry to the chair. I was just thinking I apologize if I'm redundant. But Warren have residency. They require the police officer regular regularity.
I'd have to look into that. But I don't. Probably not. But I'd have to look into it.
Let me put it this way. Are we the only city that allows police officers live outside the city?
That I do not know. So I'd
have to research that for you. Can you work on that for me? I can research it to the chair. Yes,
residency is really state mandate. So now not only can the city of Detroit impose it? It's again a state mandate.
All right. Thank you. Mr. Tiller was always fantastic.
Nothing to worry about.
Nothing you have to worry about what if there any veterans Happy Veterans Day and as always, if there's any Marines, Happy Birthday simplify Delos.
All right. Six, pre seen Amanda Williams. Always good to see you, sir. Chairman, good to see you as well. Commissioners.
So I see we have two minutes I want to set my timer. I want to make sure I do this in order for the sixth precinct. First, I want to say welcome everyone to the sixth precinct. And we'll go right into our report. So for homicides, we're currently at 0% increase meaning that last year this time we had 30. This year, we had 34 robberies, we're at a 5% decrease I'm going to just say the numbers too. So this year, we've had 97 robberies last year we had 102. So we've had a difference of we've had less five less robberies in the shooting we had last year for CSCs or sexual assaults last year. We have 55. This year, we had 86. I'm sorry, we have 66. That's a difference of 11. So we have a slight increase. We don't have any serial rapist going around. The issues that we're having are primarily no individuals and family members. As far as I suspect when it comes to CSCs. For aggravated assaults, we're showing a huge decrease. This year we had 1003 aggravated assaults last year, the same time we had 1363 That's a difference of 360 So we have 360 Less aggravated assaults in the sixth precinct than we did last year. For now fatal shootings this year. We're currently at 77. Last year we are at 99. That's a difference of about 22 which actually corresponds to 22% decrease as well. If you look at the percentages for carjacking. We are up. Last year we had 19 This year we had 23. So that's a difference of four meaning we've had four more carjackings this year than we had last year or property crimes. This is where we were showing minor increases. So we'll start off with burglaries. Last year with burglaries we have 405 This year we have 441 That's a difference of 36 larcenies last year we had 786 This year we had 846 That's a difference of 60 motor vehicle thefts that are where we show in a larger increase. So for motor vehicle steps were to the percentages of 19% for our increases. Last year, we had 627 motor vehicle thefts. This year, we had 747. So we've had an increase of 120. So I'm going to discuss what we're gonna we're doing about our motor vehicle stuffs, but I just want to highlight two things. So for our homicide numbers and for our non fatal shooting numbers 2022 versus calendar year 2021. We have shown a decrease or no increase over all three quarters of 2022. So some most of the strategy we're putting in that work very well when it comes to our violent crime. For property crime, we're going to do a little bit something different. The one thing that we do with our violent crime and we incorporate this with our strategies for our property crime, as well as what we call our director, patrol or hotspot patrols. And what we do is every two weeks, or I should say this every week, we look at two weeks of data. So we try the most current data we have to see where our crimes are taking place. And that's going to be where we see the majority of our property crimes and our violent crimes. And what we do is we identify that area, and we direct our patrols in those areas during those times where we have primary issues taking place because of the increase we've had a motor vehicle thefts, we've actually reached out to commercial auto thefts, the commercial auto theft section, and we set them up sorry, we sent them a list of the times and issues that we have. So I can say right now because we say that most of you all our community meetings so what we're looking at right now is the majority of our car thefts happened between 8am 4pm and then between 12am and 8am. So this happens during the midnight and pretty much the day shift phase, I'm sorry, midnight, in our afternoons. So during the day shift like between 8am and 4pm and I gotta correct myself I think I said this wrong between 8am and 4pm. We're not having too many too many issues, or issues are happening during the 4pm to 12am. And then the 12am to 8am. That's where we're having our issues. The cars that are primarily being taken right now. We're looking at kious and that's going to be various make some various models. We're also looking at Chrysler's Dodge Jeep, but the majority of vehicles that are being taken in a sixth precinct or Chevy product, so you're Malibu's, your Impalas, and your equinoxes. So those are those are primary vehicles that are being taken. So in addition to the strategy that we do, at the sixth precinct, that we're going to work out with cats. It's going to be a surveillance heavy type of a detail. We also advise the community a couple of different things.
Don't warm your car up.
If you if you have to warm your car up, do it in a gated area that's locked. If your car is running, it gives people who will be offenders the opportunity to get in your your vehicle and take it and one of the other things we request is if you park your vehicle on the street, if you have to park your vehicle in the street, turn your wheel really hard towards the curb. And also if you could put a anti vehicle anti theft device on a form of a club and what this does is there a couple of primary means where vehicles are stolen so the old style is you would damage the the steering column. That's that's the old style. newer style is pushed deals. So if you turn your wheels hard towards the curb, if you start moving desha push the vehicle towards the curb. That's one of the things and it's something that we call target hardening. What you want to do is you want to make it harder for criminals to take your stuff and that's the simplest way to put it. But that's something that we ask the citizens. We also have a primary means with enforcement. And some of it is already discussed, and we're actually going to be putting a lot into motion. Even though we've had to increase our increase has been modest compared to the rest of the city, but any increase we have is not a good increase. So some of the things that we do as far as outreach are MPOs are doing a lot of programs. They do a lot of mediation. We actually had an issue today with parking where we had two businesses that were at as with one another, we talked to both owners, and we were able to get them a what I will call a temporary truce. But we're going to evolve our MPOs who actually trained in mediation, to talk between both of them to see if we can get better relations forum. And our MPOs will do this with just businesses. They also do it within members of the community residents within a community. And it's just a we do a lot. So I got two minutes. I'm at seven minutes and 30 seconds. So I'm going to open this up for questions if anybody has anything for or myself and Mr.
Deasy some you got him up at his seat. Do
you answer all your questions?
I'll do my best anyway. tough act to follow. Yeah. Welcome everybody. I'm Captain to Seco and working at the sixth precinct for almost two years now. And Commander Williams and I got our hands in the cookie jar so to speak. We got all throughout the precinct as well as all the units within our precinct and they're all working pretty hard. I gotta give our officers a lot of credit for what they do for us on behalf of not just our command but as on behalf of citizens as well. So if you have any questions, certainly happy to answer
yes, I'm I'm looking at the community safety strategy. Bible net, Chief white put together right and I'm right here on the sixth precinct. Are you guys I'm pretty sure you're following this because you guys helped put this together. So did you have to like change up things because of the drifting and the cars that's being stolen? Stuff like that? Did you have to like curtail your plan? So you couldn't follow two letter law in this?
No. So the one thing I'll say about every plan, every plan is fluid. So as the year as the year went on, we looked at different issues that we had. So if you're specifically you have to me specifically what you're talking about if you're talking about the overall plan, then my general statement stands. As we continue on, we alter the plan as we go through. So and then we see what works and if something doesn't work, stop doing it and start doing something else. We literally will do everything but that thing that's no longer working. But yes,
fantastic. Thank you, Mr. Moore. No questions. Commissioner Presley.
Thank you through the chair. My question relative to Thanksgiving is coming up and the holiday season brings, you know different kinds of injury. I'm just wondering if it is there any change in strategy or anything you all might be focusing on as the holidays arrive?
Well, as the holidays arrive, we certainly have a lot of families getting together. So we are. We're hopeful that everybody gets along pretty well. We do have problems with family gatherings now and again, this is a little odd but it does happen. During the holiday season. Of course we have increased traffic increases targets for robbery and possibly even burglary if people are trying to acquire stuff for their for their families if they're unable to get on legitimate means so we are focused on special tensions in the business areas and any businesses that are open during the holiday shopping season. Right so we also we run an armed robbery and and or burglary detail depending on what is the bigger crime trend at the moment, which is our special operations that go out with a undercover surveillance in certain areas, especially ones that have had some targets. So they're watching and if they do see something they can call to some uniformed officers to come in and intervene as well as as well as do general enforcement for other things. They may come across in that capacity. Excellent. Thank you.
Thank you, Mr. Chair. The Chair now was the captain captain. Yes, sir. Okay, Captain. What areas into six priests precinct are the crooks targeting it's a certain areas or is it throughout the sixth precinct area throughout the whole sixth precinct area, but what areas out of out of crooks targeting in the sixth precinct area.
Just to the east side of Rouge Park generally up and down the like evergreen corridor from the north end of the precinct to the south end. Either side of evergreen we see a lot of the the stolen cars and in the south end of the precinct is more or bigger hotspot for robberies and burglaries and and some of the gang activity.
Okay, now by you knowing what areas they're targeting. Wouldn't it make it easier to maybe set up a perimeter now to get you know what the crooks that's exactly
what we do? With like I said the surveillance unit that goes out plainclothes officers in a unmarked, unmarked vehicle so there's no police emblems on it, no x plate, anything like that. And they just camp out in these areas that we know we have issue. So they just kind of sit watch or even drive around in circles, so to speak, and just see if they can observe something in progress as well as you know, interact with if they see something not just in progress for robbery or burglary, but any other kind of crimes they may come across. Oh, yeah,
I was just gonna say it is focused based on areas and we look at all the areas so daily, we're looking at where the areas are we putting the officers to where we have no problems.
Thank you, Mr. Hernandez.
Through the Chair, I have a very unorthodox question and I appreciate the report out today. And it's more in line with wishlist items. When we think about wishlist items, maybe it's an ask of the community, especially heading into the holidays, maybe it's resources, personnel, equipment, a variety of other and I'm not trying to put you on the hot seat in that way. But if you did have a wishlist item for sixth precinct,
what would that be? Well, that
might go first. Well, well, I will. I
will never turn down resources. I can say that whether it's personnel, whether it's equipment, we recently had some meetings with, with our executive team about some new drones and robots and all kinds of different items that could come and help us do our jobs better and help us give a better service. So I mean, it's specifically I mean, many vehicles. Get the officers out there. They prefer the SUV style, but we deploy it we have and keeping them keeping them roadworthy is a challenge sometimes, but we do the best of what we do have.
What else is a most of the requests that we have we put through as a matter of fact, Deputy Chief CMC is my deputy chief what she sees me coming a lot of times she'll walk away but a lot of requests are made on the department side so the department knows what we're asking for and they provide as much as they can. on the community side. What I really look for what I really enjoy is when we have that increased community response. Well, we have that that partnership. One of the things that I attached my MPOs with is I want to see more people engage with us. What we do is only a part of the solution to crime is only part of solution to outreach with our community. If the community is not involved, we're missing about 75% of the gains that we could possibly have with fighting crime. So having the community come in, I tell everybody, if you want to come see me, everybody who's listening on this call, come into the precinct if I am not in a meeting, I will sit down with you. I'll give you an example. Today we got a call. And it was the example I gave earlier about the two businesses. One of the owner said I want to see the commander. So it went over the air and dispatch said the commander is not going to be dispatched to this run. While is my turn there I was like show 2206 and route. So my thing is, we serve the community. Our job is to serve the community. So we have a dual role. We serve the community, and then we serve our officers. That's our job. And it's a privilege for us. So everything that we can do to make that happen and be successful in it. That's what we want to do. But if I had something on my wish list, it would be to get everybody I could sixth precinct community to the precinct so we talk to them and be really good partners with them.
Mr. Hawley? Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I'm very impressed with the presentation. No questions.
Thank you. Thank you, Commander Williams and captain to Seco. Commander. When you mentioned the increase in sexual crimes, I cringed but immediately through obvious data collection, you were able to discover an immediate causation as to who or who was involved in those sexual offenses. And obviously, unfortunately, some of the same variables that play into our homicide rates here in the city. How is the community closet guy?
The community clauses are very, very well. We're still getting a lot of donations and right now we're still taking appointments. So you call the precinct and you don't have to, you can live anywhere within a city, Detroit, and you call the sixth precinct and we'll set up an appointment for you and your family to come through to the community closet. So
that's still in place and it's going well to the Chair.
Thank you one other comment. Okay. When you mentioned that one of the citizens was in demand to speak with you and how you made yourself available. And of course, that translates to what we call community policing because I have actually had the unfortunate opportunity to read citizen complaints, or that was among some of the major concerns of citizens here, especially in the instances when they were in the precinct and demanded the attention of the commander and and they were told to commanders be busy or he can't speak with you now. So thank you for uplifting that fact of how important it is, for you, the commander to be involved with our our folks and in the community.
Wow, that was awesome. And the drone one I like for us to try to get some drones because um, Southfield had a success story about their drone encounter. When they stopped the bad guy and he he could terrorize that whole neighborhood and that drone caught him. And I liked that. That was that was good. I
don't have anything else.
Mr. Chair in. Quick one is quick. I forgot the word out here a little early. I thank you, sir. Very much. Oh, Captain commander, what type you mentioned the community, what type of success? What type of impact? Should I say have the community may? In the sixth precinct? Area at helping solve cases? So mentioned. So let's see. I want to hear the results.
Yeah, so that's going to be one I'll have to get back to you because we do have instances where we get tips. We have instances that community members actually reach out to the precinct talk to our MPOs and they tell us about problems that are happening within the neighborhood. And they're able to intercede with those problems before they become extreme or serious issues. But to give you more specific examples, I will have to go back and say hey, these are the areas where citizens interacted with us and we were able to solve crime now if we're talking about the number of programs we have where we were able to bring the citizens in and actually really have some good relations. I can point out to our trunk or treat. We have probably over 400 families or I should say families but 400 family members coming through children and parents. We also had a partnership with D when on September 10 where they had a DJ come out the free food for our entire community, and we had a really good turnout there. So the biggest thing that we're trying to do right now is fostered a partnership. And the partnership is basically required to make sure everybody's involved and know that the police aren't here just to stop the bad guys. The police are here to make sure we're all staffing Bagha eyes to make sure we're partnering with everybody within the community. So if you're looking for the specific times where they help to solve crimes, that'll be something I have to give you
are presented more later. So all right. I'm all set. Miss June. All right.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. And our board secretary and Ms. White.
Yes sir through the chair, honorable board and attendees. Please note the agenda for the incoming communication for this week and they are as follows The Honorable board receive correspondence from Chief of Police James E. White regarding the executive appointment to the rank of commander correspondence from Chief of Police James E. White regarding the executive appointment to the rank of captain and those corresponding materials are included in today's Board Meeting packet. The Honorable board also received the weekly technology reports consisting of facial recognition, CPD ShotSpotter, Project Green Light report and also the mental health related cause for service. The Honorable board also received various staff reports including but not limited to, Office of the Chief Investigator updates policy updates relating to the gunshot detection technology and DPD police union contracts and various other support material in preparation for the committee meetings which are which took place Wednesday but the official reports will be given next next week which should do have various staff reports for your consideration. And that concludes the incoming correspondence. Thank you.
Thank you Miss 20 unfinished business or non new business
I guess. I yield to you.
Thank you, Commissioner I appreciate that. We did receive Mr. Sherman to
into the mic a little bit.
You hear me now, sir. Yes, thank you. We did receive two recommendations from the chief that I wanted to read into the record and make motions on briefly so get to my fellow Commissioner. That okay,
yes, you can. Go ahead, Commissioner. Thanks. Well, you said you want the guilty him once I read once you read it. Okay, go ahead. All right.
Miss Jim. I like to make a motion to accept the Chiefs recommendation and approve the appointment of Captain Vernal Newson to the rank of commander Second.
Moved or moved. Forward Support.
Any discussion? All in favor? Aye. All opposed. Congratulations. President front row sorry. Let's say a couple of words. Yes, thank
you very much. It's an honor to serve the community. And I'm so humbled for this opportunity. And thank you again for your support over the years. Let's hope hopefully I'll be back in the neighborhood there with you. And we can pull up our sleeves and get busy. Also, my mentor is right here. Deputy Chief Sims when I was appointed to captain, she was my trainer. And I just adopted her style and I think it'd be pretty good pretty good job there.
antastic and I'm thinking you might be going over today. Oh, my mistake and so you will be seeing me and her a lot. Sir,
Yes, sir. Mr. Chairman, I would like to make a motion to accept chief Weiss recommendation for Lieutenant Richard Firsdon and to receive or be promoted to the rank of captain
in discussion. All in favor, Aye. All opposed. Congratulations, sir.
He's sitting in the second
row. Right now. Well, we get a chance to hear you like this now. Well, it's closed door.
Generally Why speak before the board it's always in closed session. As said by the captain, now, Commander, I'm truly humbled by this. I really do appreciate chiefs White's confidence in me to move to this next step in my career. It's amazing opportunity. I've been here for 24 and a half years great years with this city growing this gives me the opportunity to return back to where I came to this job to do not that I knock what I've done for the city. And what I've been tasked with I spend a lot of times away from the patrol function. This is a great opportunity for me to move back to where I came on this department to do following the now Captain new excuse me, Commander nuisance footsteps where he came from the fifth precinct truly humbled. Thank you for the board's approval. You're welcome. So generally I speak to a lot of board members before and after meetings. Thank you for approval. And not saying was poorly but every chief Sims, thank you for making this nomination. And I have had a long history. Very friendship. So thank you. If you need anything from me, I will be at the meetings as always have many of you know anything? Let me know.
Okay. Thank you gratulations.
Chairman. Yes, we've
missioner banks. Yeah, yes.
To the to the Chair. Thank you, Commissioner more appreciate it. I know last week now back in August, OCI mentioned they had a go we we had a go because we do it by committee. We had a go and I will see I mentioned it that we will have the backlog cleared up in December. That was mentioned back in August. Now I know last week, the backlog was at what 555 75 Something like that. And so right there alone, if the backlog hasn't increased, that's about 225 225 a month. So we got to start what I want what I really want to say we have to start accomplishing some goals. You know, there are short term goals in life. There's long term goals. There's medium goals, the board has to start accomplishing some goals. And said all that bickering, conflict, strife and achieve started achieving some goals. We have to start achieving some goals. Instead of all this conflict, all this strife on a on a consistent basis. We got to start achieving some goals. So we got to knock out that. I don't know how many I know last Thursday was 555 75 but we got to break that down. So we got to achieve these goals. It's it's not the conflict gold strife. They don't matter who right wrong. We got to get the job done we got to achieve some things right um so it whoa long it was now do I have to repeat myself because I couldn't easily miss a lot of talking going on I please. I mean that was very disrespectful, though. A lot of talking going on. I don't talk when nobody talking. I think when a person is talking this shouldn't be all that talking. I mean, I respect you as I respect you as a chair, but when talking is going on, you know, people need to be heard.
No disrespect. They were letting me know that is in your packet today. What the cases are and they were just okay. How are we giving it to them? How many it was it was on? I didn't see it was on the third tab
in your big look how many case backlog behind I didn't see it and
we have third November the third. I'm going to read November the third I read I don't know what firefighter you want me to go for you. I'm gonna go back.
Mr. Chairs. Yes. If you would like for me,
what's the total right now?
That's what he's what I'm worried about right now.
What's it what's the total right now? We'd be here.
At this time honorable board the total backlog cases total 508. There has been 805 85 08 508. There has been tremendous progress in regards to decreasing the OCI backlog and we are working continuously around the clock to meet the December 31 deadline. So that's the projected deadline that we set to complete the OCR
31st I knew I knew it was in December. I didn't know what date and I just started to pop by say December. Yes. Go.
Right, Commissioner. We got a shot at it. Got a shot. Yes. Commissioner. So so it's in our packets. We get everything in our packet. I'm sorry. That's okay. So man, and yesterday the committee meetings met right. And it was announced on the committee meetings because we had interim chief investigator Agbar he was there any numbers out and he laid it out?
And you want to mention to appreciate your your work ethic, doing two days a week, because you turned it up and you turned it up at night and you're doing was it two days a week now? Yeah. So I appreciate your work ethic
is a chunk on the border. I mean,
but it was it was a public meeting. So it wasn't it wasn't it was public. It was open to the public. It was on Zoom and it was there. And it's in your packet. Everything percentages and everything. How many they're doing how much each investigator is getting. Some investigators are getting 30 Extra cases on top of what they got. Oh,
no, sir. I'm sorry. You're not getting map 30 No, I'm sorry. But but just I also want to share for the record honorable board all CI interim chief investigator Akbar will give a presentation next week. So that you will be brought up today regarding ocis price priority extra
case it wasn't it wasn't 30 No, it wasn't 30 education. I'm sorry. I was reading something 30% I'm sorry. 34%. I'm sorry. Um, so I'm also on to new business. The bill PC committee reports. That's gonna be next week. Correct. So that'll be next week. November 7 1711 to 17. Under announcements, I want to make an apology. Don't go ahead. One
last update just for the record to clarify the record in regards to the BLP See, promote proposed or be LPC committee assignments as far as chairpersons for each of those committees for budget the chairperson for that committee is Madam Vice Chair, Commissioner Annie Mae hoped for personnel and training. The chairperson for that committee as commissioner will email for citizen complaints. The chairperson for that committee is Commissioner Jim Holly, and for policy, the chairperson for that committee. As Commissioner needs the Carter disciplinary administrative requests Commissioner Ricardo more tolling ad hoc committee as commissioner, Madam Vice Chair any hope which is the ad hoc committee not the same as the other continuous meeting so just wanted to clarify the record in regards to a comment made earlier in terms of commissioners serving on serving as chairperson over several committees. Thank you. Yes,
Miss Jr. I get I get one more point. Yes. So that's the best doable. You mentioned. Madam Secretary, you mentioned fab Oh, wait, right.
Okay, this Oh? Two, one in Psalm a month.
254. Right. It came in. That's 254 a month. So that's doable, right. It's going on we can achieve that goal. Goodness. Yeah. So we have to achieve that goal. See what I'm saying? Here?
Yes. No, it's okay. It's alright. What happened?
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We're okay. All right. Are you are you are you you're done all set? Okay. All right now, I haven't I have another announcement. I would like to. I would like to announce that one I'd like to acknowledge my cousin didi. Washington is in the house. Hello, didi. She is stepping up in the arena to become a leader. gratulations my dear. Yeah. Your Neighborhood Yes. Um, Mr. Brown announcements?
Yes, sir. You have to know Mr. Chair to soundboard and citizens of Detroit. The next bill PC meetings Thursday, November 17 2022 at 3pm. The location would be Detroit Public Safety headquarters address 130 1/3 Street and the next community meeting will be Thursday December the eighth 2022 at 630 with the third tree sin hosting and the location is forthcoming. Mr. Chair, the monthly committee committee meetings scheduled for December 2022, which meets every second Wednesday of the month. Budget Committee. Wednesday, December 14 at 2pm personnel and training Wednesday, December 14 at 2:30pm. There is a complaint committee meeting Wednesday, December 14 at 3pm. Policy Committee meeting Wednesday, December the 14th at 3:30pm and Mr. Chair all those meeting takes place at Detroit Public Safety headquarters. And you can also view the announcements.
Thank you. Before we adjourn, I want to share a couple of updates. First we had the department's Above and Beyond Award Ceremony. For the first responders, keeping us safe in our city. I want to congratulate all the winners and second I want to also share updates on regarding City Council's approval for the raises for the police department. Well these are wonderful. Yes. What a police department. Wow. Um, second of all, Third of all, I want to note that the LPC committee meetings were held yesterday, and official reports we'll be making. We'll make those on November the 17th. So stay tuned for that. And lastly receive critical updates from the sixth precinct, and DPD HR regarding patterns and trends. And I want to let's say again, congratulations to two options to get promoted today. Now I would like to have a motion to adjourn. So moved forward in discussion. All in favor Aye. All opposed meeting is now adjourned.