Citizens Police Review Board Minutes 08-24-2015

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        Citizen’s Police Review Board


Board Members Present:                      Carlos Florez, Quintan Cooley,
                                            David Bukala, Charles Anderson,
                                            Ruby Clark, Eloise Heiftje, Ann Craig.
                                            Nicholas Archer

Board Members Absent:                       Minister William C. Muhammad, (Excused)

Staff Present:                              Denny Powers, Staff Liaison
                                            Dennis Lord – Captain, I.A. Investigator

Chairperson Carlos Florez called the meeting to order at 6:36 p.m.

Chairperson Florez asked if everyone had a chance to read the previous meeting minutes
and if there were any corrections or additions.

It was motioned, supported and passed to approve the minutes as presented.

Old Business

New Business

The board was reminded that this meeting takes the place of the September meeting
which would have fallen on Labor Day when City Hall is closed. Thus the next meeting
will be October 5.

Appeal of I.A. 15-01 & 15-02

Chairperson Carlos Florez opened the hearing by asking Mrs. Rosemarietta Barrett to
speak to her two complaints and he asked that she keep to the nature of the complaint as
contained on the complaint forms.

Mrs. Barrett gave a lengthy history covering a number of years and read a lengthy letter
that she states she distributed around the area.

She also held up several items including printouts of numerous emails she had sent to
Officer Conrad, contact listings from double-dutch team girls that she coached over the
years and photos relating to being a pageant winner.

Mrs. Barrett responded to a few of questions from board members.

Chairperson Florez thanked Mrs. Barrett for all of the information she has provided but
asked that she address specifically the two complaints before them. He noted that the
board members each had copies of her complaints and had read them and asked if she had
anything additional that related specifically to the two complaints.

There was an exchange between Mrs. Barrett and the Chairperson on this issue.

Chairperson Florez stated that the board would now formulate a motion and have
discussion and vote. Mrs. Barrett asked if she could be excused at which time she and
her husband left the meeting.

Mr. Nicholas Archer stated that he would be abstaining from the motion portion of the


Mr. David Bukala made the following motion: It is moved to accept the findings of
Internal Affairs Case Number 15-01 as not sustained and of Internal Affairs Case Number
15-02 as exonerated.

The motion was supported by Mrs. Eloise Hieftje.
Discussion included a couple of questions for Internal Affairs Investigator Captain
Dennis Lord.

After discussion the motion was voted on and passed with seven affirmative votes and
one abstention.

Public Participation


The meeting was adjourned at 7:49 p.m.

The next meeting is October 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in room 103 of Muskegon City Hall.

Respectfully submitted,
Denny Powers
Denny Powers, Staff Liaison to the CPRB

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