Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Shh! Chief Harteau's advisory board at work in secret

A number of people selected by Minneapolis Police Chief Harteau for an advisory panel to help with the Departments problems are currently meeting as the Chief said in a tweet to me doing: "subcommittee meetings w sharing of ideas, perspectives & thoughts, with specific recommendations to rpt to full committee"

But again this is all being done in secret with a sense of anonymity and total disregard for transparency.

Now who are the who's, who are deciding the direction with recommendations about the Minneapolis Police Department's perennial problems and are meeting in secret without the public input?

A good question, as WCCO's Jason DeRusha would say.  I did a data practices request and got the names.

I encourage the public and particularly those people who want to finally put a stop to the antics and bad behavior of some Minneapolis cops and to rid of the institutional patterns, policies, and practices that perpetuate the same bad behavior over and over again to:

(1) Demand public meetings of the Chief's advisory council and it's subcommittee meetings.

(2) Contact the Advisory Council members to see and hear what they are saying and doing.

As a quote I read only recently is how the Chief and the Advisory Council should guide iself:

         "Only by opening our doors can we build trust, and truly serve and protect"

The Minneapolis Police Department is not doing this now.


Please note below are the names of the Chief's Advisory Council as given to me exactly by Minneapolis Police Department and my tweet interaction w Chief Harteau:

Hassan Mohamud
Somalia Community Islamic Dawah Center

Bill Ziegler American Indian Community
Executive Director Little Earth of United Tribes

William Means American Indian Community
MN O.I.C. Council

Bishop Richard Howell Arnetta Phillips  African American Community
Shiloh Temple

Renee Jenson  Mental Health Community
The Barbara Schneider Foundation

Mark Anderson
The Barbara Schneider Foundation Mental Health Community

Pastor Charles Graham  Reverend Joan Austin
Macedonia Baptist Church Bapist Church

Silvia Ontaneda
Consulate General of Ecuador to Minnesota Ecuadorian Community

Harry Davis Jr Circle of Discipline

Dominick Bouza Salvation Army Harbor Lights
Operations Director The Salavation Arny Harbor Lights Center

Amay Yang Hmong Community Executive Director
Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association

Fr. Michael O'Connell Catholic Church
Ascension Church

Shane Zane Downtown Improvement DID
Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District

Joanne Kaufman Warehouse District
Executive Director, WDBA

Phil Davis Mpls Community College
President, Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Jana Metge
Citizens for a Loring Park Community 1st Precinct

Michael Rainville
Resident NE Mpls 2nd Precinct

Kate Lee
Near North Neighborhood 4th Precinct

Doris Overby
Standish Neighborhood 3rd Precinct

Marian Behr 5th Precinct Executive Director
Whittier Alliance

Adonis Frazier Circle of Discipline

VJ Smith  Makrim El-Amin MAD DADs


John Delmonico MPD Federation

Sondra Samuels Northside Achievement Zone

Scott Gray Mpls Urban League

Velma Korbel  Director of Civil Rights
City of Minneapolis

Michael Browne ` Director OPCR

12 Aug

  1. Now if the next meeting of advisory group not til September. What are they working on now during interim?
  2. ; subcommittee meetings w sharing of ideas, perspectives & thoughts, with specific recommendations to rpt to full committee

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