The Police Conduct Oversight Commission held its monthly meeting on November 10th, 2015. Highlights of the meeting included the introduction of new OPCR Director Imani Jaafar, an update on the 3rd Quarterly Report for 2015, and the Policy and Procedure Committee report.
The Police Conduct Oversight Commissioners were introduced to the Office of Police Conduct Review’s newly appointed Director, Imani Jaafar, who began her work with the Office on October 19th. Director Jaafer expressed how impressed she is with the Commission’s work and that she very much looks forward to working with the Commissioner in the future.
Following this introduction, the OPCR’s Ryan Patrick updated the Commission on progress on the 3rd Quarterly Report, noting that much of the case backlog has already been processed and that the Commission will receive updated case data soon. Mr. Patrick also noted that the OPCR will be working with a new representative from IAU, Commander Jason Case, who will serve as one of the Joint Supervisors.
Commissioner Buss, Chair of the Policy and Procedure Committee, updated the Commission on the Committee’s activities which include a continued focus on OPCR cases citing officer use of inappropriate language. He informed the Commission of progress on the “Doesn’t Fit Any Crime” Research and Study that will be presented at the December PCOC meeting, noted potential outreach opportunities and discussed the idea of the Commission conducting research on police calls concerning emotionally disturbed persons. A full Committee Report can be found here.
Following this update, Commissioners discussed the chosen case summaries from October and chose synopses to be converted to summaries for the next monthly meeting in December. Those cases are 3, 5, and 9. The synopses can be found here.
The meeting was then adjourned, with the next scheduled for December 8th, 2015.