April 9, 2019, Meeting

Publish Date 04/30/2019

MINUTES OF THE
BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019

 A meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri was held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust Street, Kansas City.

PRESENT:

Commissioner Nathan Garrett, President
Commissioner Don Wagner, Treasurer
Commissioner Mark Tolbert, Member
Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr., Member
Mr. David V. Kenner, Secretary/Attorney
Richard C. Smith, Chief of Police

ABSENT:

Commissioner Leland M. Shurin, Vice-President

This meeting was called to order at 9:34 a.m. by Commissioner Garrett. Civilian Sandra Perkins led the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Richard Rocha provided the invocation. Commissioner Shurin had an excused absence.

  1. Awards and Commendations. The Certificate of Appreciation was presented to the Kansas City Royals, Royals Charities and Kansas City Power and Light. In the summer of 2016, then-Major Rick Smith had been talking with City Councilman Scott Wagner about the need to reinstate the Department’s baseball card program. For about three decades, this program provided KCPD officers the opportunity to have countless positive interactions with Kansas City’s youth by passing out free baseball cards to them. It also gave them a chance to share important safety information with the kids. The former corporate sponsor of the program was no longer able to support it, so the program died.

         Councilman Wagner organized a meeting with the Royals staff in July 2016. The staff immediately recognized the importance of the program, and ultimately championed its cause. They pulled together a network of support to bring the program back to life for the 2017 baseball season. That network included not only the Royals, but also Royals Charities and KCP&L.

         The team took the program to another level by supporting law enforcement, other first responders, and KCP&L linemen in both Missouri and eastern Kansas. In addition to baseball cards, the program also shared information about important programs like the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

         The team unveiled the 2018 baseball cards with an event at Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School this past May. In addition to bringing Royals alumni, the Royals and KCP&L provided pizza and baseball cards to approximately 150 children. They also put on a Law Enforcement Cops are Topps baseball card event at Kauffman Stadium in May. The Royals provided 20,000 baseball cards for KCPD officers to hand out at the gates prior to the game.

         KCPD has been able to have an estimated 400,000 direct positive interactions with youth since the baseball card program re-launched in 2017. Now, other Major League Baseball teams want to start the same program, including the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles.

         The Special Unit Citation was presented to Captain Ryan Mills, Sergeants Michael Lenoir and Troy Phillips, and Officer Nicole Wright. Last summer, KCPD implemented the Youth Police Initiative (YPI), which had seen success elsewhere in the country. YPI’s goal is to bring at-risk youth together with police officers to share personal stories, meals, and to be open enough to have difficult and honest discussions, while building relationships and gaining understanding for both the youth and the officers.

         KCPD’s East Patrol Division partnered with the J.D. Wagner Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Kansas City on this intiative. Captain Mills was put in charge of the initiative, and he selected Seregants Lenoir and Phillps and Officer Wright to interact with youth throughout the week-long program. They also had to recruit other officers to solicit youth from the community to participate. They educated their peers about the program, and worked with staff of the Boys and Girls Club on logistical issues.

         KCPD hosted four YPI sessions with 15 teens in each. During the session, the kids and officers participate in a variety of structured exercises and conversations to encourage dialogue, build relationships and encourage honest information sharing. The officers were also charged with staying in touch with youth after the program, and following up with them on a regular basis.

         The John Jay College of Criminal Justice surveyed the kids at the beginning and end of their week-long sessions, and their study showed dramatic increases of trust and understanding between youth and police.

         The Life-Saving Award was presented to Officer Andrew Miller. On May 18, 2018, Officer Miller was working off-duty security in the Power and Light District when a woman frantically flagged him down. She explained that her 11-year-old son, Myles, was having a deadly allergic reaction. He had unknowingly eaten a cookie that had nuts in it, to which he is severely allergic.

         Officer Miller approached Myles, who couldn’t breathe, and recognized what was happening because he has similar allergies. Officer Miller always carries an Epi Pen to counteract the anaphylactic shock that can accompany a severe allergic reaction. Officer Miller offered his Epi Pen to Myles’ mother, and she administered the medication to her son. An ambulance arrived afterward, and rushed Myles to the hospital. He made a full recovery.

Myles and his family were in attendance at today’s meeting to show their appreciation for Officer Miller. Myles’ mother said to Officer Miller, “I wish I could put into words what a blessing you truly are to me and my little family! I appreciate your commitment to the citizens of Kansas City! We need more officers like you around the country!”

Mayor James joined the meeting at 9:43 a.m.

The Meritorious Service Award was presented to Detective Scott Emery for his dedication to the Homicide Unit for over 12 years, and his commitment to service and justice that is just as strong now as it was when he started.

Sergeant Martin Cobbinah said Detective Emery’s tenure has been marked by professionalism, dedication, compassion, and the desire to service the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri. He has been the lead detective on at least 62 investigations, and has assisted his squad with hundreds more.

One of his early cases was the murder of Renee Pernice. Even though her body was never found, Detective Emery was able to gather enough evidence to get her husband convicted of her murder. He also got Fredrick Darrington charged with murder in 2007. Darrington had been on a dangerous crime spree that year, killing two people and shooting one KCPD officer. He is serving 75 years in prison. Detective Emery also solved the 2017 killing of the owner of Clint’s Comics in Westport.

Detective Emery has put in countless hours on cases that are not as high-profile, but just as important, such as a man killed by his wife in their house on Munger Road in 2012, and a robbery victim who refused to comply with the suspect and was killed for it in 2016.

Detective Emery also assists the Metro Squad to help smaller agencies in the

area solve homicides. Through all of his cases, Detecive Emery shows compassion and concern to victims’ loved ones, and regularly receives thanks and encouragement from victims’ families.

         The Meritorious Service Award was presented to Officer Erik Enderlin. Officer Enderlin has spent his last nine years as a Tactical Enforcement officer, first in Tactical Response Team 2, and now with the Street Crimes Unit. That group is tasked not only with serving high-risk search warrants, but also officer rescue operations, protecting under-cover detectives and surveillance.

Officer Enderlin volunteered to attend almost every training available to make himself a better tactical officer, including homeland explosives awareness, field force extrication tactics, weapons of mass destruction, maritime tactical response, crisis intervention training, explosive breaching, water rescue and sniper school. He also served as acting sergeant when the squad supervisor was absent. Sergeant Scott McGregor said Officer Enderlin had a positive attitude and attention to detail, making him a squad leader.

The Board took a recess at 9:49 a.m. The meeting resumed at 10:00 a.m.

  1. Chief Richard C. Smith. Chief Smith spoke about the serious violent crime issue in the City with increased homicides and drive-by shootings. Chief Smith and Executive Staff are constantly looking at ways to target and reduce the violent crime in the City. Chief Smith advised that the Department is entering into an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Project Safe Neighborhood, a project that will put emphasis on the criminal element that is creating violence.

Chief Smith advised that this project, and other intiatives like it, take increased manpower in order for them to be successful. Chief Smith advised that every unit on the Department is looked at, to find the most effective way to shift manpower. He advised that the Mounted Patrol Section is specifically being looked at. Chief Smith invited members of the public to provide their input on the value of the Mounted Patrol Unit and the increased violent crime in the City.              

  1. Public Comments. The following people expressed their concerns regarding the possible disbandment of the Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit: Chaplain John Modest Miles, Denise Phillips, Bobby McGee, Retired KCPD Officer Charles Porch, Jo Francis, Bob Lohmeyer, Carol Carlson, Carmelita Brown, Retired KCPD Officer Amy Hull, Susan Eubanks, Jackson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Captain Ed Adams, Chloe (unknown last name), Equine Chiropractor Dr. Emily McLeod, Equine Veterinarian Dr. Sean Strain, Kris Gonzales, Retired KCPD Major and Friends of Mounted Patrol President Victor Kauzlarich, Friends of Mounted Patrol Chair AliceLee Hollister, Retired KCPD Officer Aaron Shillcutt, and Former Commissioner Lisa Pelofsky. All comments that were provided were in favor of the Mounted Patrol Unit.

         Commissioner Garrett thanked everyone for their comments. He advised that before a decision is made, the Board will take into consideration all of the comments, emails, and phone calls provided by the public, as well as the Department’s needs and resource allocation to effectively reduce violent crime in the City.

  1. Approval of minutes. A motion was made by Mayor James, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to approve the minutes of the open meeting on March 19, 2019. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
  2. Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 99. Sergeant Brad Lemon spoke about the upcoming 3rd Annual FOP Bowling Bash. The funds raised from the 8-hour event will be donated to the families of the fallen Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer. Sergeant Lemon advised that lane sponsors, as well as ten teams, for the event are still needed.
  3. Chief Richard C. Smith, Continued. Chief Smith advised that Deputy Chief David Bosworth is retiring effective April 19, 2019. Major Mark Francisco will be promoted to Deputy Chief on April 16, 2019. Chief Smith also advised that Deputy Chief Karl Oakman will be transferred to the Patrol Bureau, Deputy Chief Sharon Laningham will be transferred to the Administration Bureau, Deputy Chief Mark Francisco will be transferred to the Executive Services Bureau, Deputy Chief Roger Lewis will be transferred to the Investigations Bureau, and Deputy Chief Robert Kuehl will remain in the Professional Development and Research Bureau.
  4. Executive Services Bureau. Deputy Chief Roger Lewis presented the following items for Board approval:
    a.  Budget Transfers for Fiscal Year 2018-19. A memorandum dated

March 29, 2019, was presented to recommend approval of budget transfers. This budget transfer will affect the General Fund, Police Grants Fund and the Grants Special Revenue Fund.

         A motion was made by Mayor James, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to approve the budget transfers as presented. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
          b.  Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission Contract. A memorandum dated March 26, 2019, was presented to recommend approval of the Fiscal Year 2020 Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission contract. The Crime Commission coordinates the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline program. This contract provides the Crime Commission funding of $167,000 of which $70,000 is designated to award payments for instances when a TIPS Hotline call results in a Kansas City, Missouri homicide case being solved. In addition, the Board will provide assistance in the form of inkind services of a Crime Stoppers Coordinator presently valued at $94,672.00, based upon current annual salary and benefits of the coordinator. This contract represents a $70,000 increase from previous years due to the increased reward potential for homicide cases.

A motion was made by Commissioner Wagner, with a second by Mayor James, to approve the FY2020 Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission contract as presented. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
          c. Blanket Building & Property Insurance Coverage. A memorandum datedMarch 25, 2019, was presented to recommend approval of a one-year contract renewal award to provide Blanket Building and Property Insurance Coverage to Lockton Companies, Inc. through Zurich North America per the City of Kansas City, Missouri contract #EV1943.

         During the last contract period, the Department’s property values increased 2.22% from $124,769,579 to $127,540,321. The value is a fluid number that changes during the contract period when the values of contents increase or decrease. By leveraging our values with the City’s coverage, Lockton Companies, Inc. was able to obtain pricing of $161,810.00, which is a 13.6% premium increase from the previous contract period.  

A motion was made by Mayor James, with a second by Commissioner Wagner, to approve the purchase of Blanket Building and Property Insurance Coverage from Lockton Companies, Inc. per the City of Kansas City, Missouri contract #EV1943, for an annual premium of $161,810.00. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
          d.  Excess Workers’ Compensation Coverage. A memorandum dated March 25, 2019, was presented to recommend approval to purchase the Excess Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage from Lockton Companies, Inc. per the City of Kansas City, Missouri contract #EV1943, for $500,000 excess Workers’ Compensation/liability insurance coverage for the period of May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020, for a total annual premium cost of $164,473.00.

         Workers’ compensation premiums are based upon the Department’s estimated payroll of $137,060,572, at the rate of 0.12 per $100.00. The Department’s payroll increased 5.62%, and the premium increased 7% in comparison to the present contract period.

         Mayor James suggested exploring the benefits of a risk management program to reduce the number of Workers’ Compensation claims.        

         A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Commissioner Wagner, to approve the purchase of Excess Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage from Lockton Companies, Inc. per the City of Kansas City, Missouri contract #EV1943, for an annual premium of $164,473.00. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
        e.  Adoption of Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget. A memorandum dated April 1, 2019, was presented to recommend approval of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget. The total budget for appropriations from all sources is $255,016,884, compared to $248,108,865 for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget recognizes appropriations of $240,713,285 from the City and $14,303,599 from other sources.

         A motion was made by Mayor James, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to adopt the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 as presented. The vote was 4-0 in favor.

Deputy Chief Lewis provided an update on the Communications Unit. He advised to-date 2019, the Call Center received approximately 221,000 calls. The 911 hold time for the month of March 2019 was 13 seconds, compared to 12 seconds in February 2019 and 16 seconds in March 2018. Deputy Chief Lewis advised that the Communications Unit is currently staffed with 100 members, leaving six vacant positions. A new call taker class will begin on April 29, 2019, and is expected to fill all of the vacancies.

  1. Professional Development and Research Bureau. Deputy Chief Robert Kuehl presented the Academy Class Summary for April 2019. He advised that there are currently two classes going through training at the Academy. The 165th Entrant Officer class consists of 29 KCPD recruits and 12 outside agency recruits, and the 166th Entrant Officer class consists of 34 KCPD recruits and 10 outside agency recruits. A new class will begin on June 17, 2019.

         Deputy Chief Kuehl advised that 27 recruits volunteered at the Special Olympics “Tip A Cop” event on March 23, 2019, at area Corner Cafe restaurants.  

  1. Investigations Bureau. Major Mike Wood spoke for Deputy Chief David Bosworth in his absence. Major Wood presented the Investigations Bureau report for March 2019. He advised that to-date 2019, there have been 38 homicides, compared to 34 at this time last year. To-date 2019, there have been 105 living shooting victims identified. There have been 113 drive by shootings in 2019, compared to 98 at this time last year. The Department has recovered 632 firearms to-date 2019, and submitted 58 felon-in-possession cases.

         Major Wood provided an update on the Narcotics and Vice Division. He advised that to-date 2019, there have been 374 Patrol Bureau possession of narcotics arrests, compared to 255 at this time last year. Cocaine and marijuana recoveries are trending down, but other drugs are trending higher. He advised that there has been 202 pounds of methamphetamine recovered to-date 2019, compared to 31 pounds at this time. There has been 28 pounds of heroin recovered to-date 2019, compared to 2.66 pounds at this time last year, and three pounds of fentanyl recovered to-date 2019, compared to none at this time last year. The Narcotics and Vice Division has served 118 search warrants in 2019, compared to 109 at this time last year.

  1. Administration Bureau. Deputy Chief Oakman presented a memorandum dated March 13, 2019, to recommend awarding RFP 2019-10: Voluntary Vision Benefit Plan to Vision Services Plan (VSP) based on their overall pricing and the five-year rate guarantee offered by them. Charlesworth Consulting, L.C. assisted the Department with RFP 2019-10. The Health and Dental Committee and the Department’s Fiscal Division, along with Mr. Charlesworth, reviewed the submissions of the four RFP respondents. After careful consideration, the Health and Dental Committee recommends selecting VSP.

         A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Mayor James, to award RFP 2019-10: Voluntary Vision Benefit Plan to Vision Services Plan (VSP) as presented. The vote was 4-0 in favor.

         Deputy Chief Oakman presented the Regional Criminalistics Division monthly statistics for April 2019 and the Human Resources Personnel Summary dated April 2, 2019. For this time period, Department strength is 1,296 sworn law enforcement and 563 career civilians.

         Deputy Chief Oakman provided an update on the Department’s recruitment efforts. He advised that there will be three sessions of Youth Police Academy this summer: June 17-21 at East Patrol Division Station, July 8-12 at the Regional Police Academy, and July 22-26 at South Patrol Division Station. Youth between the ages of 12-15 years of age are invited to attend.

         Deputy Chief Oakman spoke about the creation of the Police Explorer Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The Department will be partnering with the Boy Scouts of America to create a community-funded National Junior Police program for youth between the ages of 14-20 years of age. Police departments such as Olathe and Overland Park currently have Police Explorer Programs in place.

         Deputy Chief Oakman also advised that the Department’s Employment Unit received an award from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) for 20 years of active participation in their Annual Career Expo. The Department’s Employment Unit will be testing 30 individuals at UCM on April 16th for the police officer candidate process.  

         On April 17th, Dayton Moore’s “C You In The Major Leagues Foundation” will bring 13 children and their family to Police Headquarters for a tour and mentorship program. Recruiters and a variety of Department Units will be present to meet with the children and their families.

  1. Patrol Bureau. Deputy Chief Laningham presented the Monthly Crime and Offense Summary dated February 2019. She advised that Part One Violent Crimes are down 13 percent, Part One Property Crimes are down eight percent, and total Part One Crimes are down nine percent. The average response time for Priority 10 calls was 7.63 minutes, with a goal of 7.50 minutes. The response time for Priority 20 calls was 9.90 minutes, with a goal of nine minutes.

Deputy Chief Laningham presented the Traffic Summary for the month of March 2019. There have been 40,636 total citations issued to-date 2019, compared to 37,253 at this time last year. In the month of March 2019, there were 76 City DUI arrests, and 37 additional cases submitted for state prosecution. There have been 11 fatality motor vehicle accidents in to-date 2019, compared to 17 at this time last year.

  1. Office of General Counsel. General Counsel Jenny Atterbury presented the following Private Officer License appeals:
    a.  Private Officer License Appeal, American Homeland Security. A memorandum dated April 1, 2019, was presented to recommend a $1,000.00 fine and two years’ probation to American Homeland Security. The basis for the fine and probation is outlined in Title 17 of the Code of State Regulations 10-2.055(4), which stipulates, “All applicants seeking licensure for positions for which firearms may be possessed must qualify annually with the firearm(s) on the department pistol range and under the supervision of the department’s firearms instructors. The firearms qualification standards shall be in accordance with those established by the department for its officers,” and Title 17 of the Code of State Regulations 10-2.060(8)(G), which stipulates “The Chief of Police of his/her designee may impose a fine, order probation, order suspension, or revoke a license of any company granted under section 84.720 of the Revised Statues of Missouri pursuant to the procedures set forth in section (10) of this rule, when there exists information that licensee, or if the licensee is an organization, any of its officers, directors, partners, or associates has, failed to meet the standards as set out herein.” On February 28, 2019, Mr. Ryan Applegate was working private security at Sunfresh, 3100 Prospect, armed with a 9mm firearm. Mr. Applegate was licensed unarmed private security license with American Homeland Security after he failed to qualify with a firearm.  

A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Mayor James, to deny the appeal and issue a $1,000 fine and two years’ probation to American Homeland Security. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
         b.  Private Officer License Appeal, Mr. Christopher S. Evans. A memorandum dated April 1, 2019, was presented to recommend the denial of the armed private security license of Mr. Christopher S. Evans. The basis for the denial is outlined in Title 17 of the Code of State Regulations 10-2.050, Section (3)(O), which stipulates each applicant applying for a license under these provisions must meet these standards and may be denied a license if he/she, “Provides other facts or actions which demonstrate that the applicant is unsuitable or ineligible for license.” On January 28, 2019, KCPD was dispatched on a disturbance involving an emotionally disturbed person, Christopher S. Evans. At the time of incident, Mr. Evans was licensed armed and was suspended January 29, 2019. On February 26, 2018, a report from ReDiscover was received, and a letter was sent out to Mr. Evans and his security company advising that he would need to be evaluated by the Department’s psychologist before any licensing decision would be made. The Department psychologist recommended Mr. Evans attend anger management counseling or groups. Mr. Evans only attended one anger management session and has not completed the treatment.

            A motion was made by Mayor James, with a second by Commissioner Wagner, to deny the armed private security license of Mr. Christopher S. Evans. Mr. Evans may reapply when the anger management classes have been completed. The vote was 4-0 in favor.

  1. Office of Community Complaints. Executive Director Merrell Bennekin thanked the Board for their condolences following the sudden loss of his brother.

         Executive Director Bennekin advised there was an error in the OCC Monthly Report, so he will provide an updated report to the Board. Senior Legal Analyst Karen Williams will present the OCC Annual Report at next month’s meeting.

  1. Scheduled meetings.

         The Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri has scheduled the following meetings:

Special Meeting:

April 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

This is an open meeting being held to discuss budgetary items via telephone conference.

Board Hearing:

May 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

In Re: The Matter of Disciplinary Proceedings of P.O. Daniel Straub #5211

Audit Committee Meeting:

June 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

Regular Meetings:

May 14, 2019, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

June 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

July 9, 2019, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

August 20, 2019, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

September 17, 2019, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

October 22, 2019, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

November 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

December 10, 2019, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City

         A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Mayor James, and by vote indicated below, to adjourn its open meeting at 12:18 p.m. and reconvene in closed session as provided in the following resolution. Following a roll call, the vote was 4-0 in favor.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, notice of the board meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners was given on August 24, 2018, and
WHEREAS, said notice indicated that the Board of Police Commissioners might go into closed session during said meeting, and
WHEREAS, notice of the closed meeting follows the guidelines of Section 610.020 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Police Commissioners go into closed session during the meeting being held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust Street, Kansas City, for the purpose of discussing personnel matters, labor negotiations, and litigation matters.

The following Commissioners were present and voted to go into closed session as follows:        

         Commissioner Nathan Garrett                     -        Aye
         Commissioner Don Wagner                         -        Aye
         Commissioner Mark Tolbert                         -        Aye
         Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James                       -        Aye

There being a quorum present and the question of holding a closed session having received an affirmative public vote of at least three (3) members, a closed meeting was held as set forth above.

Below are the votes from the closed session of the Board of Police Commissioners meeting on April 9, 2019:

The Board went into closed session at 12:30 p.m.

[1] The amount is redacted under §610.021(1), R.S.Mo., because no final disposition of the matter has occurred.

 

 

1)      Following a motion by Mayor James and a second by Commissioner Tolbert, the Board voted to authorize certain settlement authority in the case styled Troy Anderson v. Vincent Reyes, et al., in an amount not to exceed $___1 The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Mayor James voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.

2)      Following a motion by Commissioner Tolbert and a second by Commissioner Wagner, the Board voted to approve the applications for continued employment of Detective Barry Berglund, Reserve Officer Josephine Woods, Officer John Trainor, Detective Lexie Wallace, and Officer Alexander Cruz. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Mayor James voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.

3)      Following a motion by Commissioner Tolbert and a second by Commissioner Wagner, the Board voted to approve the minutes of the closed session of the Board of Police Commissioners on March 19, 2019. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Mayor James voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.

4)      Following a motion by Commissioner Tolbert and a second by Commissioner Wagner, the Board voted to come out of closed session and adjourn. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Mayor James voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.

The meeting adjourned at 1:46 p.m.            

 

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Secretary/Attorney

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President

 

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