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File #: 180453    Version: 0
Type: Resolution-Immediate Adoption Status: Passed
File created: 6/20/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/20/2018
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to the creation of a Community Collaborative Committee.
Sponsors: ALD. HAMILTON
Indexes: BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, POLICE DEPARTMENT
IMMEDIATE ADOPTION

Number
180453
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. HAMILTON
Title
Resolution relating to the creation of a Community Collaborative Committee.
Analysis
This resolution creates a Community Collaborative Committee to gather and review community feedback on building trust between law enforcement and city residents and on the United States Department of Justice draft report on the Milwaukee Police Department and Fire and Police Commission, and based on that feedback, to develop priorities for addressing recommendations in the report and solutions to issues raised in the draft report.
Body
Whereas, From January to October of 2016, the United States Department of Justice (US DOJ) performed an assessment of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) and the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC); and

Whereas, While the assessment was terminated and no final report was issued, a draft report summarizing the US DOJ’s assessment included more than 100 recommendations for actions the MPD and FPC should take to improve transparency and accountability and to build relationships with the community; and

Whereas, The Common Council, through the Milwaukee Collaborative Community Committee, has sponsored a series of “community hub” meetings throughout Milwaukee for community groups and residents to share their experiences with police and crime in Milwaukee, their thoughts on how to change police department operations to improve trust between law enforcement and city residents, and to discuss the US DOJ draft report’s findings and recommendations; and

Whereas, Likewise, the Fire and Police Commission established an on-line community feedback portal for soliciting comments and feedback from members of the community in response to the ideas and recommendations discussed in the US DOJ report; and

Whereas, To ensure that the voices of community members are heard and given appropriate weight when recommending priorities and solutions for changes to M...

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