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File #: 200197    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of State legislation ensuring greater accountability and transparency for police officers involved in homicides whether on- or off- duty.
Sponsors: ALD. DODD, ALD. COGGS, ALD. LEWIS, ALD. RAINEY, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. KOVAC
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/25/20202 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/20201 COMMON COUNCIL SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: This item was held to be considered at a later point in the meeting. Ald. Dodd moved substitution of the file with Proposed Substitute A. (Prevailed 15-0)
Pass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/16/20202 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/20201 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individual present: Ald. Milele Coggs Ald. Perez and Ald. Kovac added as co-sponsor and item #2. Brenda Wood - City Clerk's Office
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/27/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
200197
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference
180898
Sponsor
ALD. DODD, COGGS, LEWIS, RAINEY, HAMILTON, PEREZ, KOVAC, JOHNSON
Title
Substitute resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of State legislation ensuring greater accountability and transparency for police officers involved in homicides whether on- or off- duty.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of state legislation ensuring greater accountability and transparency for police officers involved in serious felonies, including suspension without pay and requiring outside investigation of any officer-involved death, regardless of whether the officer is on- or off-duty at the time of an incident.

Body
Whereas, Under State law, no officer of the Milwaukee Police Department may be suspended without pay or benefits until the matter that is the subject of the suspension is disposed of by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners or the time for appeal passes without an appeal being made (s. 62.50(18), Wis. Stats.); and

Whereas, Disciplinary proceedings before the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners arising from a criminal incident involving the police officer may be delayed by the criminal investigation of the incident; and

Whereas, As a result of these procedures and delays, a Milwaukee police officer who has been charged with a crime and suspended from service in relation to the charged crime may continue to receive his or her salary throughout lengthy criminal investigative and disciplinary proceedings; and

Whereas, Even if subsequent criminal proceedings result in an admission or finding of guilt by or against the police officer, and the disciplinary proceedings result in discipline, including termination of employment, there is no requirement that the police officer reimburse the City for salary received...

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