Board of Police Commissioners, Evening Community Meeting

Detroit Board of Police Commissioners
Criminal Justice

Thursday, June 13, 2024
6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. EDT

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Reporting

Edited and summarized by the Detroit - MI Documenters Team

Note-taking by chandler vaughan

After multiple rounds of voting and a clarification of the rules by the board parliamentarian, commissioners elected Darryl Woods as the next board chair and reelected Tamara Smith as vice chair.

Live reporting by Roshaun Harris

After multiple rounds of voting and a clarification of the rules by the board parliamentarian, commissioners elected Darryl Woods as the next board chair and reelected Tamara Smith as vice chair.

Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris
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05:24 PM Jun 13, 2024 CDT

Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 2/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit @BridgeDet313 is also one of @DetDocumenters media partners. It was misspelled in the previous tweet.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 3/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit The meeting began with an invocation by Chaplain Brenda Puckett at 6:30 pm sharp.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 4/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit No quorum yet. The BOPC will read reports until a quorum is reached.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 5/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit The meeting cannot officially begin until more Board members arrive.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 6/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit The BOPC president apologizes for the late arrival of BOPC members.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 8/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit A community member complains of officers going through her personal belongings upon her arrival at this meeting. She claims that she was sexually assaulted at a homeless shelter and is still awaiting a proper response from the authorities.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 9/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit Another community member has complained of noise violations in her neighborhood. She says there are many vacant houses in her area, which contributes to the noise because of the parties being held there. She is a former West Bloomfield resident.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 10/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit Public commenter says he's counted 20 different members of the BOPC since he's been observing the Board and claims the corruption remains the same.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 11/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit We have a quorum. The official agenda will continue after the roll call.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 12/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit Commissioners Banks has nominated Commissioner Bernard to serve as Chair of the BOPC. She is not present so there is some contention as to whether the nomination can go forth. Liberty Smith has also been nominated as well as Daryl Woods.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 13/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit BOPC Chair and the Parliamentarian are discussing the bylaw compliance during this process. The Chair is calling for a 5-minute recess and it has been granted.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 14/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit There is still some debate, off the record, about the process that can be overheard through audio in the auditorium.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 16/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit Late arrival was an issue once again at this meeting. Check this story out from Outlier Media:
outliermedia.org/detroit-police…
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 18/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit The BOPC struggles with its understanding of Robert's Rules of Order. The Parliamentarian is currently instructing the BOPC on how to proceed on the matter of their vote for the BOPC Chair.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 19/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit The BOPC has elected Daryl Woods as the next Board Chair. Commissioner Burton is protesting the election results. The Board Chair is attempting to stop Commissioner Burton from further stalling the meeting based on Robert's Rules of Order.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 20/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit Commissioner Burton claims that the BOPC has let the people down with the elections that took place today.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 21/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit BOPC is currently presenting a litany of awards to community members.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 22/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit The Chief of Police report states that the City is down in all violent crimes by nearly 25% from this same time last year according to their reports.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 23/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit The BOPC claims that DPD took no active role in breaking up the pro-Palestine encampment at Wayne State and that they only processed those who were arrested by Wayne State Authorities.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 24/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit 7th Precinct says they're significantly down in all crimes including sexual violence.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 26/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit Public Commenter states that there's an arsonist on the loose in the North End.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 27/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit Public commenter claims that there are "voter trap houses" and alleged election impropriety in District 5 and city-wide.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 28/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit Public Commenter says that a person convicted of a felony should not be elected Board Chair. He says this board should cease to exist.
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 29/30
Roshaun Harris @roshaun_harris 30/30
@chalkbeatDET @freep @media_outlier @metrotimes @michiganradio @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit Please follow @DetDocumenters for more coverage of public meetings in and around the City of Detroit. This concludes my coverage of the Detroit Board of Commissioners Meeting.

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Detroit Board of Police Commissioners

The Board of Police Commissioners has supervisory control and oversight of the Police Department, including plenary authority over citizen complaints and the power to appoint fact finders, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and require the production of evidence. The Board also appoints a civilian as Director of Police Personnel and approves all promotions made by the Chief. The 11 member board is comprised of 7 elected members from each city council district and 4 members appointed by the Mayor. https://detroitmi.gov/government/boards/board-police-commissioners

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