Tuesday, June 15, 2010

City to Citizen's Police Review Panel: Don't Knock Yourselves Out. ** [DULY UPDATED]

I'm sure there's a logical reason for this.

The resolution, introduced by council President Darlene Harris after discussion with the city law department, asks that the review board "consider aligning" its demand for documents with the "discovery process in pending or to-be-filed lawsuits" or wait until the statute of limitations for G-20 claims has expired. (P-G, Smydo)

Oh, you mean there's something good in there???

*-MORE: CPRB is "still" seeking to hold Chief Harper in contempt of court. (Trib, Brandolph; see also more Smydo)


The yellow text is a link to the story. Peduto abstained from the vote on the resolution.

**-UPDATE: Zing! Mayor Ravenstahl and some on the Council are moving to replace (currently) 5 out of 7 board members (P-G, Smydo; Trib, Brandolph).

Chris Potter alludes to his long-held premise that the practice of allowing so many board and commission members to serve on expired terms opens the door for reactionary reprisals for unwelcome actions.


  1. Speaking of needing to review police actions, what ever happened with the high schooler who made a credible accusation of abuse? Maybe I'm lacking in sympathy for anti-global protesters, but that one worries me much more. I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't worry the city's legal people more also.

  2. It's not so much sympathy for real or imagined "anti-government protesters" that drives me, MH, but sympathy for myself if I ever decide to take part in a protest, film a protest, watch a protest, eat lunch near a protest or walk past a protest in this city in the future. I'm in favor of the City being duly and memorably chastised into not repeating many of those decisions even if it gets expensive.

    But I agree the Jordan Miles incident is also worrisome, and I don't know what's going on with it currently. Negotiations?

  3. I said the Mile thing worries me more, not that I don't worry about the right to protest.

  4. Upon a re-reading of your first comment, MH, I see you weren't really diminishing the G20 issue much.

    Wonder which of these issues this reconnoitering really has in mind, if either. (After all, as Dowd says this could just be a good occasion for a periodic shakeup.)