"Hopefully, within 45 days we'll have a news conference and we'll let everyone know that everything has taken place," Chief Harper said. (P-G, Lord & Silver)
Whatever they come up with, it won't be good enough.
The women's advocates want automatic, exhaustive and open investigations of every allegation of a domestic disturbance, with any wrongdoing resulting in harsh disqualifiers and penalties.
The police want everything to be handled internally by the Chief, in whom we must put all our faith, who will bear in mind how tough it is to ever really know what happened (maybe she tried to hit him in the head with a frying pan!)
The politicians want to be seen to care.
Yesterday's meeting "is the beginning, not the end," said council President Doug Shields. "Change is in the wind."
Maybe some of them do care, but for now all they can do is be seen to care.
Mark DeSantis was in attendance for most of the meeting. Do you think he'll be able to craft a proposal that is legitimate, popular, and makes Ravenstahl look bad by comparison?
Because it takes a mayor to put real pressure on a police department, and for the next two months, DeSantis is the closest thing we've got.
Otherwise, we just don't like the odds of anything happening for another couple of years.