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:
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
Renee Jenson Mental Health Community
The Barbara Schneider Foundation
The Barbara Schneider Foundation Mental Health Community
Pastor Charles Graham Reverend Joan Austin
Macedonia Baptist Church Bapist Church
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
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
Citizens for a Loring Park Community 1st Precinct
Resident NE Mpls 2nd Precinct
Near North Neighborhood 4th Precinct
Standish Neighborhood 3rd Precinct
Marian Behr 5th Precinct Executive Director
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