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File #: 181220    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/27/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/14/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution urging the Chief of Police to develop metrics for measuring the effectiveness of the Police Department’s training programs related to interactions with the public, and to present the plan to the Common Council by June 30, 2019.
Sponsors: ALD. COGGS, ALD. STAMPER, ALD. LEWIS, ALD. PEREZ
Indexes: POLICE DEPARTMENT
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/25/20191 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20191 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/4/20191 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Coggs - Sponsor Inspector Terrance Gordon - MPD Nick DeSiato - MPD Chief of Staff Ald. Perez requested to be added as Co-Sponsor. There were no objections.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
12/18/20181 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/27/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
181220
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. COGGS, STAMPER, LEWIS AND PEREZ
Title
Substitute resolution urging the Chief of Police to develop metrics for measuring the effectiveness of the Police Department’s training programs related to interactions with the public, and to present the plan to the Common Council by June 30, 2019.
Analysis
This resolution urges the Chief of Police, in cooperation with the Fire and Police Commission, to develop metrics for measuring the effectiveness of the Police Department’s training programs related to interactions with the public, and to present the plan to the Common Council by June 30, 2019.
Body
Whereas, Police Department officer recruits undergo over 1,000 hours of training in a variety of topics prior to graduation, and training continues after graduation throughout a sworn officer’s career; and

Whereas, Some of the training that both recruits and officers receive addresses how Department members interact with the public on a daily basis; and

Whereas, Despite this training, there have been instances in Milwaukee in which police officers acted in ways that did not meet department standards, resulting in inappropriate interactions with members of the public; and

Whereas, Inappropriate interactions between police officers and members of the public have in some cases led to lawsuits and financial settlements which have burdened the City, and are also part of the reason why police officers are now required to wear body cameras to record certain interactions with the public; and

Whereas, Improved training that is more closely aligned with evolving issues of police-public relations may improve police-public interactions and help to avoid the types of negative interactions that can lead to poor community relations, inappropriate behavior and lawsuits; and

Whereas, In order to determine what areas of training need to be improved, where gaps in training exist, and topics for future training as relati...

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