WHAT DO WE WANT FOR POLICING IN MADISON?
OCTOBER 16, 7-9 PM
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
1609 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
Now is the time for community input as the Police and Fire Commission selects a new Chief– one who will set the tone and direction of MPD policy and practice for years to come. Give your voice on key issues and questions about the direction of MPD practice and policy for years to come.
WHAT IS THE STANDARD FOR DEADLY FORCE THAT WE WANT FOR OUR COMMUNITY? Beginning in November of 2012, with the shooting of an unarmed man on the east side, there have now been 3 police shootings resulting in the death of citizens — deaths that many people believe were preventable.
SHOULD LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATE THEMSELVES IN THE USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS? It is not fair to either law enforcement or to the community they serve to expect the department to be able to investigate their friends and colleagues in an objective, unbiased manner. This is especially true when the use of force results in death.
IS MPD MOVING AWAY FROM ENGAGED COMMUNITY POLICING?
*State Rep. Chris Taylor
*UW Law Professor, Michael Scott
*Former MPD Captain of Training, Cheri Maples
*Kevin Bailey of Milwaukee Matters
*Open community discussion & opportunity to submit your input to the Police and Fire Commission.
You can make a difference! If there is to be change, it requires YOU to take action. Please join your community in helping transform current problematic police practices in these areas — let your voice be heard, and listen to others, as the Police & Fire Commission begins its process of hiring a new Chief.
COME AND INFLUENCE THE PROCESS!
- Hosted by the Community Response Team (CRT).
- Please help spread the word and pass this along.
- Link to Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/224439901046441/?source=1
- Link to Flyer: http://www.scribd.com/doc/174365208/Flyer-for-October-16-community-meeting (copy of flyer also sent as an attachment to this e-mail)
- Related news article: http://host.madison.com/news/local/writers/steven_elbow/after-pfc-public-hearing-on-new-madison-police-chief-critics/article_89441a4b-d945-5ce4-9940-7c7f454382c6.html
- Former MPD Captain of Training (and Community Response Team member) Cheri Maples discusses the upcoming Oct.16th meeting and why it’s important for Madison residents to show up. The link is for an archive of WORT programs from Wednesday October 9, 2013. Select the 8-0-Clock buzz. The relevant segment starts at minute 42.50 http://www.wortfm.org/?page_id=1811
PFC Listening Session
The Madison Police and Fire Commission (PFC) will also hold a public listening session for input on the hiring of the new police chief. This listening session is scheduled for Monday, October 14, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in the Madison Public Library downtown branch. In addition to the October 16 meeting that we are hosting, we encourage people to attend and participate in the PFC October 14 listening session.
PFC announcement for public listening session: http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/view.cfm?news_id=4032
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