12 members: 6 civilians, 6 police officers
That person will work in the Municipal Building, not in the police dept.
Some members of the task force stayed on to serve on the implementation team. Basically prepping the city to set up the new system.
Kane: Yes. We're figuring out what that looks like bc of the pandemic.
Brockett challenges that. Why couldn't it be quicker?
Kane: "Things always take a little longer than we hope. It's just being realistic."
That's being said to officers all over the country.
(I will fact check that)
Herold: That's the only way I envision this working.
"I look to these resources not as military. Police were never designed as invading military. You know how I feel about that."
"We would be at a completely disadvantage without these resources."
"It would be counter-productive for me to say we'd use these ....during civil unrest in crowd control," Herold says. But for these other things, we need them.
Herold: I'm reviewing all the policies. It will take time, but I will look at them all and they will be model policies.
"That's the only way we get to community trust. There would be very few exceptions of investigative protocols that would not be public."
Brautigam: "As far as I know, it's true."
Weaver: If you learn differently, it might be useful for us to hear.
I will confirm.
Herold: State law requires it. But we can have ppl in the dept that do work who don't need to carry weapons.
Herold: "The closer the police get back to their roots, which is on-foot, very visible to the community, being part of their community ... the better we are."
"I like police officers on foot, on bikes, on segueways, bc it does make community feel safer."
Brautigam saying when we purchase a new vehicle, we could make sure it doesn't have tint, or we can pay to replace all the windows.
Herold: 18 mos.-2.5 yrs. "It's an arduous process."
Herold: I would bring in a facilitator and have a "robust" process. "We'd need to understand what exactly we're trying to do here."
Herold: Smarter ppl than me have flags triggering to tell you when the data is or is not solid. I'd have to pass that q to the data scientist.
Asks for more specific on what functions the police dept might pass onto others.
I'm interested in "pulling levers" with property owners the make sure their "lack" of engagement doesn't lead to opportunities for crime.
It's called placed-based policing.
Herold: "We're a very gun-driven society in America." In the U.K., police deal with blunt objects and knives. "It's a rare event" to have deadly force. Their training is entirely different.
"The roots of policing aren't happy go lucky ppl who are out chumming around in the neighborhood." This conversation is about changing a "system that is rooted in racism."
We've signed onto the racial equity pledge
We're looking at our budget holistically
We're developing a police master plan
We have a new police chief who is "clearly open to challenging norms"
"I think in wicked problems ... require a two-pronged approach."
Yes, Friend says.
Disagrees with Friend that "we don't have a plan." We do: budget, racial equity, police oversight, master plan...
Brautigam: Chief Herold has been here 7 weeks and is attending almost every city council meeting now.
Work is supposed to start in the fall.
I can also work on the crime strategy.
Asks specifically for ideas on what kind of group council could put together.