Special Committee Working Groups (Reimagining Public Safety)
October 29, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Accountability and Transparency Working Group Members: Ginger Baylor (Chair), Shammas Malik (Co-Chair), and Phil Lombardo. The working group will be addressing APD policies and procedures, the role of the police auditor, and accessibility of policing-related data and more. Meeting 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28 & 11/10
Personnel and Culture Working Group Members: Tara Samples (Chair), Brad McKitrick (Co-Chair), and Jeff Fusco. The working group will be addressing police hiring, training, equity, and more. Meeting 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, & 11/12
Technology Working Group Members: Donnie Kammer (Chair), Sharon Connor (Co-Chair), and Russel Neal. The working group will be addressing use of data, body camera policies and procedures, and military-style supplies. Meeting 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18.
Prevention Working Group Members: Rich Swirsky (Chair), Linda Omobien (Co-Chair), and Mike Freeman. The working group will be addressing community policing, collaborations with mental health services, and new approaches to neighborhood safety and more. Meeting 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5 & 11/19
In accordance with Sub. HB 197 and Akron City Council Resolution No. 95-2020, these special working groups will be conducted remotely, using videoconference technology; there will be no physical access for members of the public or press. Real-time access to the meetings will be provided through a livestream of the videoconference on YouTube which can be accessed through our website, www.akroncitycouncil.org.
Members of the public wishing to submit public comment to the working groups may do so by emailing email@example.com. Please indicate which working group you would like your comment to be submitted to.
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Agendas available here.