So, how is Mayor Condon’s “National Model for Police Oversight” doing these days?
If you were to watch the May 2nd, 2017 meeting of the OPO Commission it would give you a pretty good idea even without reading between the lines.
“This agreement includes the elements requested by the City Council and the public, and delivers to the community unprecedented independent oversight of its police department,” Condon said.
“On January 2nd, I sent a letter to Mayor Condon, on behalf of a majority of the City Council, asking that he reopen negotiations with the Police Guild to include independent investigation capabilities for our police ombudsman that align with the City Charter,” said City Council President Ben Stuckart. “I believe this new tentative agreement satisfies our request and takes a step forward for our community. I appreciate the Police Guild and the administration for getting this done.”
My, oh my… how things change!
Cops and their negotiation lawyers aren’t dumb, despite what some might think, they know full well that any Commission made up of “Volunteers” will include SOME PEOPLE with an agenda and ideology they want to push and the pushing always will result in chaos and dysfunction.
You might wonder what this story is leading up to… well stay tuned!