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GOOD TO GO.

UM,

[CALL TO ORDER]

SO I'M GOING TO CALL THIS MEETING OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION, UH, TO ORDER.

UM, AND I GUESS I WILL TAKE, TAKE THE ROLE.

UM, UH, I'M RECO REBECCA BERNHARDT.

I'M THE CHAIR.

I AM PRESENT, UM, VICE CHAIR RAMIREZ HERE.

UM, COMMISSIONER LANE, UH, COMMISSIONER HOUSE AND FLIP HERE.

UH, COMMISSIONER SIERRA AREVALO, UH, COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ, UH, COMMISSIONER CURA, COFF COMMISSIONER WEBER HERE.

UH, COMMISSIONER HALL MARTIN HERE.

OKAY.

SO, UM, WE HAVE A QUORUM, UM, AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO START

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 4:05–4:15 (from speakers signed up to speak)]

WITH PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

UM, WE HAVE, UH, ONE PERSON SIGNED UP SO FAR.

UM, SHOULD WE START WITH MR. LEON? THANKS CHAIR.

SO HE, CARLOS LEONE FIRST AND FOREMOST, FOR LETTING ME EXPOSE APL AND APD EVIL.

THAT MUST BE IMMEDIATELY OVERTURNED AND PERMANENTLY STOPPED FOR OUR PUBLIC SAFETY.

THE SUPPORTING EVIDENCE IS ONLINE AS BACKUP MATERIAL FOR THIS MEETING, JULY 19, A CRIMINAL TRESPASS NOTICE WAS WRONGLY ISSUED TO ME, BANNING ME FROM ALL AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY PROPERTIES FOR ONE YEAR TO UNLAWFULLY PUNISHED ME FOR LAWFULLY, DEFENDING MYSELF AGAINST REPEATED HARASSMENT BY ATTACKING APL, STAFF SECURITY AND CUSTOMERS ACROSS MULTIPLE BRANCHES.

MY ATTACKERS SHOULD BE BANNED FOR VIOLATING LIBRARY.

USE RULES, NOT ME FOR USING THE LIBRARY FOR WHAT IT'S INTENDED APL DIRECTOR ROOSEVELT WEEKS HAS NOT RESCINDED THE CTN, MAKING HIM PART OF THE PROBLEM FROM THE TOP DOWN.

THE WHY TOLD THE AUSTIN LIBRARY COMMISSION ABOUT THIS INJUSTICE.

THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING PUBLICLY TO STOP OR OVERTURN IT WORSE THOUGH.

THE LAW PROTECTS MY ATTENDANCE AT THEIR LIMITED PUBLIC FORUM MEETINGS, THEIR WHITE FEMALE LIAISON, SHARON HERFORD SAID QUOTE, MR. LEONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND IMPLYING.

I HAD TO BE GIVEN PERMISSION BY SOMEONE ACTING ABOVE THE LAW ALIEN TO OUR REPUBLIC.

SO I FILED A COMPLAINT WITH HER AGAINST HER, WITH THE CITY AUDITOR.

IF APD WERE CALLED TO UNLAWFULLY UNREST ME FOR LAWFULLY BEING AT THAT MEETING ON APL GROUNDS WITH THE OFFICER LISTENED TO LOOK AT AND FOLLOW THE LEGAL TRUTH.

I'D BE TELLING AND SHOWING PROVING I WAS NOT CRIMINALLY TRESPASSING ON JULY 18, BLACK MALE APD OFFICER BRINSON, BADGE 7 6, 9, 4 WRONGLY.

REFUSE TO FORCE A BLACK MALE CAT METRO BUS DRIVER TO BOARD AND TRANSPORT ME THOUGH.

THE DRIVER WAS ILLEGALLY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ME BY VIOLATING MY CIVIL RIGHTS BY NOT STOPPING FOR ME.

GRENSON JUSTIFIED HIS INACTION BY FALSELY TELLING ME KAT METRO WAS PRIVATE.

WHEN I TRIED TELLING AND SHOWING HIM CAT METRO WAS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

THAT MUST SERVE EVERYONE.

HE REFUSED TO HEAR OR SEE IT.

BRUNSON'S GASLIGHTING UPSIDE DOWN BEHAVIOR MUST NOT EXIST BECAUSE IT DOES NOT PROTECT OR SERVE US VIOLATING APDS LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS BECAUSE AN OFFICER'S FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES INCLUDE RESPECTING THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ALL TO LIBERTY EQUALITY AND JUSTICE.

MEANING NO CHERRY PICKING NO TWO TIERED SYSTEM OF INJUSTICE, NO SECULAR SHARIA LAW PER ARTICLE.

ONE OF APDS, CANONS OF POLICE ETHICS AND OFFICERS' PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY IS TO PROTECT US BY UPHOLDING OUR LAWS, WHICH BRINSON FAILED TO DO WITH ALLEGED CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE ENDANGERING ALL OF US BECAUSE AN OFFICER CANNOT BE EXPECTED TO KNOW ALL OUR LAWS OR HOW THEY INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER.

HE MUST LOOK AT AND LISTEN TO PRESENTED EVIDENCE ON SCENE AND SEEK REAL-TIME LEGAL ASSISTANCE.

IF UNSURE ABOUT THE CORRECT IDENTIFICATION AND INNER ACT INTERPRETATION OF CONTROLLING LAW IN JESUS' NAME, I PRAY AMEN.

SEE ATTACHED BACKUP MATERIAL FOR SUPPORTING EVIDENCE.

THANK YOU, CHAIR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, SENORA, LEON.

UM, IF, IF WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION, UM, WE

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WILL MOVE TO APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

OH, SURE.

COMMISSIONER WEBBER.

YES.

UM, I DON'T HAVE MR. LEE MATERIALS MATERIALS.

JUST, I JUST WANTED TO PUT THAT OUT THERE.

SO IF THEY'RE GOING TO BE CIRCULATED AFTER IT'S IT'S ON IT'S WAY.

YEAH.

AND IT'S POSTED ON THE WEBSITE AS WELL.

OH, OKAY.

IT'S ON OUR, IT'S ON OUR WEBSITE ALSO.

DOES THAT MEAN IT'S ON THE IT'S ON THE PUBLIC SITE? YES.

OKAY.

I GUESS WE DON'T REALLY HAVE A NOT PUBLIC SITE ANYMORE.

RIGHT.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

UM, AND DID YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COMMISSIONER WEBER OR YOU JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU COULD GET THE MATERIALS? NO, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WAS CLEAR THAT NO, I DIDN'T HAVE THEM.

OKAY.

YEAH.

IF YOU'VE HAD OUR MATERIALS SUBMITTED DURING PUBLIC COMMENT, DO THEY BECOME BACKUP TO YES.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SO THEY, YEAH, THEY SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE LIKE THE PUBLIC INCLUDED ON OUR WEBSITE.

CORRECT.

UM, SO, UM, APPARENTLY BECAUSE WE'RE USING A NEW FORMAT FOR OUR AGENDAS, THERE'S BEEN A COUPLE OF CHANGES.

WE NOW NEED TO VOTE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES, BUT WE NO LONGER HAVE TO VOTE TO ADJOURN.

RIGHT.

WE ONLY HAVE TO VOTE TO ADJOURN IF SOMEONE OBJECTS, WHICH I DON'T THINK IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FOR US.

UM,

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES 4:15 pm–4:20pm]

SO, UH, ARE THERE ANY CORRECTIONS, UM, OR CHANGES TO THE JUNE 6TH, 20, 22 MINUTES.

OKAY.

UM, THEN I THINK, UM, DO WE NEED TO, DO WE NEED TO HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND? OKAY.

UM, SO IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES? OKAY.

AND THE SECOND.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO, UH, WE'RE VOTING TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM JUNE 6TH, 2022.

UM, THE CHAIR VOTES.

AYE.

VICE CHAIR.

RAMIREZ.

YES.

UM, COMMISSIONER HOUSE AND FLIP.

UH, YES.

UH, COMMISSIONER SIERRA AREVALO YES.

COMMISSIONER KIERA COUGH.

YES.

COMMISSIONER WEBBER.

YES.

UH, COMMISSIONER HALL.

MARTIN, YES.

OKAY.

UH, THE MINUTES HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

UM, SO I THINK, UM, UH, IF HE IS AVAILABLE, WE'RE READY TO HEAR FROM MR. MATTSON.

WE'LL CHECK IN TO SEE IF HE'S NOT LOGGED ON YET.

OKAY.

UM, CHAIR.

OH, I WAS JUST WONDERING, ARE WE GOING TO DO THE JULY MINUTES? OH, I'M SORRY TO SKIP THAT WITHOUT EXPLAINING, UM, UH, WE DON'T HAVE THE JULY MINUTES FINISHED YET, SO WE'RE GOING TO REVIEW THOSE AND THE AUGUST MINUTES AT OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING, WHICH I ALSO WANT TO MENTION IS I THINK THE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY ON A TUESDAY.

YEAH.

SO, UM, I KNOW WE'RE ALWAYS KIND OF NAGGING EVERYBODY ABOUT LETTING US KNOW IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND, BUT I'M GUESSING THAT'S GOING TO BE A SUPER CHALLENGING ONE, UH, FROM AN ATTENDANCE PERSPECTIVE.

SO PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU'RE NOT GONNA MAKE IT OR IF YOU ARE BECAUSE IT'S UM, SO, UM, SHOULD WE, SHOULD WE SKIP AHEAD IF WE'RE ABLE TO, UM, I, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE, THEN DO WE HAVE COMMANDER GREENWALT HE IS.

OH, YES.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, SO, UM, WE WILL MOVE FORWARD.

I'M A LITTLE WORRIED THAT TWO OF THE SPEAKERS ON ITEM ACTION ITEM FOUR HAVE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE LOGGING ON ALSO, UM, MS. EVELYN HAS.

OH, GREAT.

YES.

GREAT.

SO THAT'S, UH, THAT'S TWO OF THEM.

WELL, LET'S GET

[4. Discussion and possible action regarding implementation of the settlement agreement in Smith et al v. City of Austin et al, Cause No. D-1-GN-21-003081 in the 201st District Court, Travis County, Texas; Senko et al v. City of Austin et al, Cause No. 1:20-cv-01047, in the United States District Court Western Division, Austin, Texas and the pending Police Executive Research Forum report regarding Austin Police Department’s handling of sexual assault investigations. 4:40pm—5:20pm]

STARTED.

UM, COMMANDER GREENWALD.

YES MA'AM.

UM, SO WE'RE GOING TO START THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN SMITH VS.

CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, AND SENCO VERSUS CITY OF AUSTIN, AND I'M GOING TO SKIP ALL THE NUMBERS AND STUFF, NOT A PROBLEM.

AND JUST SO YOU KNOW, I DID SPEAK WITH JASON MADSEN.

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HE'S HAVING THE SAME TROUBLE WITH THE LINK, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO GET INTO THE MEETING AT DIFFERENT WAY AND HE'S WORKING ON THAT.

SO HE SHOULD BE HERE SHORTLY.

SOUNDS GOOD.

UM, WHY DON'T WE START, UM, COMMANDER GREENWALT, UM, WITH, UH, WITH YOU, UM, IF YOU CAN TELL US WHAT'S, UH, I GUESS WHAT HAS THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, UM, DONE IN TERMS OF CHANGING PRACTICES AT APD? SO THE, THE PRACTICES AND POLICIES, THEN THE TRAINING THAT WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED SINCE APPROXIMATELY 2019, WHEN THIS CONVERSATION STARTED, OR, UH, THERE ARE SOME THAT ARE IN THE SETTLEMENT AND THERE ARE SOME THAT WE IMPLEMENTED IN HOUSE AS WELL.

UH, MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT IS IN ITS FINAL STAGES, BUT IT'S NOT COMPLETELY EYES.

THERE'S ALSO SOME BUDGETARY REQUESTS THAT WE PUT INTO THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 22, 23 THAT WE DON'T HAVE.

WE FEEL LIKE IT WILL BE APPROVED, BUT WE WON'T HAVE THAT, THAT FUNDED YET.

SO A LOT OF PD TRAININGS AND A LOT OF THE IMPLEMENTATIONS THAT WE TALK ABOUT, UM, GOING TO BE, I MEAN, AS SOON AS THE NEW BUDGET COMES, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND, UH, ALMOST ALL OF THE INITIAL PHASES OF, UM, STAFFING, UH, THERE WAS A DO DETECTIVE REQUEST IN .

THERE WAS ANOTHER DETECTIVE IN 21 ADDITIONAL SERGEANT IN 2023 VICTIM SERVICE COUNSELORS TO THE SEX CRIMES UNIT IN 21 TO VICTIM SERVICE COUNSELORS, TO THE CRISIS UNIT AND, UM, THE CREATION OF A COLD CASE UNIT AND ADDITIONAL VICTIM SERVICES TO THE ACADEMY STAFF THAT WAS ALL TAKEN CARE OF IN THE 2019 AND 2020, UM, BUDGETS.

AND WE ALSO ARE COMPLETELY 100% CAUGHT UP AND, UM, UP TO DATE WITH ALL OF OUR SEXUAL ASSAULT KITS AND GETTING THEM TO FORENSIC TESTING WITHIN 30 DAYS AND GETTING THE RESULTS BACK WITHIN 90 DAYS, WE ALSO CREATED A, UM, SOFT INTERVIEW ROOMS WHERE THE SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND WE HAVE CREATED A POLICY WHERE THEY ARE ALLOWED A THIRD PARTY TO SIT IN.

IN ADDITION WITH THE VICTIM SERVICES COUNSELOR, THEY SO CHOOSE TO DO SO.

EVERY DETECTIVE IN THE UNIT HAS THEIR OWN LAPTOP AND RECEIVES THE, UM, WE CALL IT BOOT CAMP TYPE OF TRAINING ON INITIAL ASSIGNMENT TO THE SEX CRIMES UNIT.

UH, WE HAVE AN INITIAL, UH, EXCUSE ME, AN ADDITIONAL, UM, TRAINING PROGRAM THAT IS BEING CRAFTED AS WE SPEAK MORE FREQUENT AND FLEXIBLE TRAINING BY SOME IN-HOUSE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE.

UM, ONE OF OUR SENIOR SERGEANTS IS ACTUALLY A, UH, CERTIFIED TRAINER ON THE TOPIC OF NEURO BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ON THE BRAIN AND TRAUMA INFORMED INTERVIEWING VICTIM CENTERED INTERVIEWING HE AND LISA GERARD, WHO IS THE VICTIM SERVICES COUNSELOR ASSIGNED TO OUR ACADEMY ARE PUTTING TOGETHER A PRETTY ROBUST TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE CADETS, BUT ALSO FOR PATROL AND ALSO THE DETECTIVES, SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE INITIAL TRAINING.

WE CAN PROVIDE ONGOING TRAINING, OR WE CAN JUST GRAB THEM AND HAVE THEM TALK TO SOMEBODY ONE-ON-ONE IF WE SEE A NEED FOR IMPROVEMENT, UM, PATROLLER OR WHATEVER ELSE HE MAY NEED.

UM, THERE IS A REQUEST FOR A SURVIVOR NOTIFICATION PROTOCOL, UH, WHICH HAS BEEN DEVELOPED IN HIS, IN THE FINAL STAGES OF GETTING SIGNATURES THROUGH OUR CERT TEAM.

WE STILL FOLLOW THE PROTOCOL, EVEN THOUGH THE SIGNATURES ARE STILL BEING FINALIZED, BUT WE GO THROUGH THAT ENTIRE PROCESS ALSO WITH THE NEXT CRIMES UNIT, THE IN VICTIM SERVICES, UM, WE FULLY PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, UH, HOUSE BILL 2 81, UM, AND, UM, ANTICIPATE THAT WILL BE A PROBLEM MOVING FORWARD AND ARE FULLY EMBRACING THE EXPERIENCE PARTICIPATION IN THE STAR PROGRAM HERE IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

I'M GOING TO JUST PAUSE FOR A MINUTE TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS FROM ANYBODY TO FEEL LIKE I KINDA WENT THROUGH THOSE A LITTLE BIT, BUT, UM, VICE-CHAIR RAMIREZ.

YEAH, JUST SOME QUICK CLARIFICATION.

CAUSE THERE WAS A LOT IN THAT LIST.

IF YOU COULD JUST CLARIFY FOR EVERYBODY WITH HOSPITAL 2 81 IS, AND ALSO IF YOU COULD EXPLAIN WHAT THE SURVIVOR NOTIFICATION PROTOCOL ENTAILS OR WHAT THAT IS EXACTLY.

THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

OKAY.

ABSOLUTELY.

THE HOUSE BILL 2 81 IS THE SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE TRACKING PROGRAM.

UM, THEY, THEY DEVELOPED A PROGRAM TO DIGITALLY TRACK THE PROGRESS OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT FROM THE INITIAL PRACTICUM WHERE THE FORENSIC EXAM IS DONE ALL THE WAY THROUGH WHEN IT'S COLLECTED AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR SENT OFF FOR TESTING AND THEN SENT BACK TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SO WE CAN KNOW WHERE THAT KID IS AT ALL STAGES OF THE PROCESS.

AND

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I'M SORRY, CAN YOU REPEAT THE SECOND HALF OF THE QUESTION? YES.

IT WAS ABOUT THE SURVIVOR NOTIFICATION PROTOCOL.

YES.

THANK YOU.

SO THAT'S ABOUT A 20 OR 30 PAGE DOCUMENT.

SO IT WOULD BE, IT'D BE DIFFICULT TO GO OVER IN DETAIL AND IT'S NOT FINALIZED BECAUSE WE'RE STILL AWAITING SOME SIGNATURES THROUGH THE SAR TEAM.

AS SOON AS WE GET THE FINAL SIGNATURES, WE CAN PUT THAT OUT FOR REVIEW, BUT IT BASICALLY SUMMARIZE WE'LL GO OVER WHEN AND HOW THE SEX CRIMES UNIT AND OR VICTIM SERVICES UNIT ASSIGNED SEX CRIMES WILL NOTIFY VICTIMS WHEN THEIR CASE IS BEING SENT OFF FOR TESTING, OR WE GET A CODIS, HIT A DNA HIT ON THE CASE.

THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT UPDATE IN THE CASE, ANY SORT OF, UM, POINT WHERE THEY SHOULD BE NOTIFIED.

THE SURVIVOR NOTIFICATION PROTOCOL WILL WALK US THROUGH EXACTLY WHEN WE STOOD AND HOW WE WILL NOTIFY OUR VICTIMS. UM, SO I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY BECAUSE, UM, I THINK SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION MAY BE UNCLEAR ABOUT WHAT THIS ITEM IS ABOUT THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY, UM, WERE SUED REGARDING, UM, THEIR HANDLING OF SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES.

UM, THIS HAPPENED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND WE'RE DISCUSSING THE SETTLEMENT OF THAT LAWSUIT, UM, AND CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE, UM, IN, UH, APDS SEXUAL ASSAULT UNIT.

AND ALSO, UM, WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM THE TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE REGARDING THAT, UM, COMMISSIONER WEBER.

DO YOU STILL HAVE A QUESTION COMMISSIONER WEBBER? YES.

SO THAT, I'M JUST, I'M NOT CLEAR, I'M CONFUSED BECAUSE MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE SETTLEMENT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED, BUT MAYBE WE SHOULD HEAR FROM THE PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY TO EXPLAIN.

SO, UM, IT SOUNDED LIKE WHAT WE WERE GETTING WAS A LIST OF THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE CHANGED OR REFORMS THAT WERE AGREED TO AS PART OF A SETTLEMENT, BUT THEN THERE WAS ALSO A DISCUSSION OF A HOUSE BILL AND OTHER THINGS I'M JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, LIKE, IS THERE A BACKUP WHERE I CAN READ WHAT ALL, WHAT ALL WAS LISTED OR CAN I READ A DRAFT OF THE SETTLEMENT THAT LISTS ALL OF THIS? IS THERE, ARE THERE ANY MATERIALS THAT WE COULD GET TO CLARIFY WHAT WE'RE BEING TOLD HERE? AND IS THAT GLEN, ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE SETTLEMENT? YES, I AM.

UM, ESSENTIALLY WE HAD A SNAG NOT DUE TO ANY FAULT OF ANY OF THE PARTIES AND FINALIZING THE SETTLEMENT BECAUSE OF LEGAL ISSUE THAT HAD TO BE RESOLVED WITH REGARD TO ONE OF OUR PLAINTIFFS AND MAKING SURE THAT THE MONEY WAS HELD IN THE APPROPRIATE TRUST VEHICLE SO THAT THE SETTLEMENT IS NEARLY COMPLETE.

UM, AT THIS POINT I EXPECT PROBABLY IN THE NEXT 30 TO 45 DAYS, IT WILL BE FULLY DONE.

THERE'S BEEN NO CHANGES TO THE TERMS THAT WERE AGREED UPON IN JANUARY.

UM, WHEN THE CITY APPROVED THE SETTLEMENT FIRMS, I THINK ARE OF WHAT, UM, COMMANDER GREENWALT WAS REFERENCING IS THAT PART OF THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WAS CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS SINCE THE LAWSUIT WAS BROUGHT.

AND THAT THERE ARE OTHER TERMS TO THE SETTLEMENT THAT ARE PROPOSED CHANGES FOR AN ONGOING, UM, ON AN ONGOING BASIS.

SO A LOT OF WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE HAS BEEN REFERENCED, UH, JUST NOW, AND THEN THERE ARE SOME OTHER TERMS THAT WILL ALSO BE IMPLEMENTED MOVING FORWARD.

SOME OF THOSE PROPOSED TERMS HAVE ALREADY BEEN REFERENCED FOR INSTANCE, THE LAPTOP COMPUTERS, ALL THE DETECTIVES, UM, AND THERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND, UM, STAFFING CHANGES THAT ARE IN THE GOING FORWARD PIECE AS WELL.

UM, THE OTHER THING I THINK FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT HAPPENS IN TERMS OF WHAT HAS BEEN LEARNED ALONG THE WAY, AND WHAT HAPPENS GOING FORWARD IS THAT ONE OF THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT RELATES TO THE ONGOING AUDIT THAT, UH, THE POLICE EXECUTIVE RESEARCH FORUM HAS BEEN DOING.

AND THEN THERE IS ALSO A PROPOSED PIECE WHEREBY UM, PERF OR THE WOMEN'S LAW PROJECT, UM, WILL ESSENTIALLY COMPLETE AN IMPLEMENTATION AUDIT OF THE TERMS OF THIS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT GOING FORWARD FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

SO THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL BUDGETARY IMPACT OF THAT PIECE AS WELL.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE LAWSUIT ITSELF.

IT'S I MEAN, THE LAWSUIT ITSELF IS PRETTY WELL COMPLETE.

WE'RE WAITING JUST A FEW FINAL, UM, SORT OF CROSSING T'S AND DOTTING I'S TO GET THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FINALIZED AND EXECUTED.

AND THEN, UM, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT IN 30 DAYS, FROM THAT POINT,

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IT WILL BE COMPLETED IN TERMS OF WHAT THE PLAINTIFFS ARE OBLIGATED TO DO THE ONGOING AUDITING WON'T BE DONE BY THE PLAINTIFFS THEMSELVES, BUT WILL BE DONE BY, UM, PERF OR A THIRD PARTY EVALUATOR, LIKE, UH, COMMISSIONER WEBER.

SO I'M PARTICULARLY, I'M JUST INTERESTED IN THE DETAILS AROUND THE BUDGET LINE ITEM THAT WE, THIS COMMISSION RECOMMENDED BE PART OF THE BUDGET AND NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

SO WAS THAT LIKE WE WERE TOLD THAT THAT HAD, THAT WE HAD TO VOTE FOR THAT MORE OR LESS, OR THAT, THAT HAD TO BE IN THE BUDGET BECAUSE IT WAS PART OF A SETTLEMENT LIKE, OR CHAIR MAYBE CAN CORRECT ME ABOUT WHAT WE WERE TOLD, BUT I FEEL CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THOSE TWO POSITIONS THAT, UH, WAS ONE OF THE FEW, I THINK, LINE ITEMS FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS UNMET NEEDS THAT WE APPROVED OR THAT WE RECOMMENDED BE APPROVED.

UM, AND HOW ALL OF THAT IS FITTING INTO THIS.

UM, JUST TO CLARIFY, MS. JACKSON, COULD YOU READ BACK TO US EXACTLY WHAT, UM, WE VOTED ON? I KNOW IT'S ON OUR WEBSITE.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE GOT IT.

I DON'T HAVE MY HARD COPY AND UNFORTUNATELY I'M HAVING A CHALLENGE RIGHT NOW, LOGGING IN REMOTELY.

SO WHAT'S IN THE MINUTES IS SIMPLY RECORDING, UH, WHAT, NOT THE ENTIRE RECOMMENDATION, BUT WHAT THE VOTE WAS ON THE RECOMMENDATION.

RIGHT.

SO, UM, I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T HEAR EVERYTHING.

COMMISSIONER WEBER SAID, I WAS TRYING TO LOG IN HERE.

CAN YOU, I DO HAVE IT HERE, OUR RECOMMENDATION IF WE WANT TO LOOK OVER IT.

YES.

AND SO I BELIEVE THAT WHAT WE VOTED ON AND REGARDS TO THIS WAS THE FOUR SWORN DETECTIVES, UH, F FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT FOR THE SEX CRIMES UNIT.

IS THAT THE ITEM THAT YOU'RE ASKED THAT YOU'RE REFERENCING COMMISSIONER WEBBER? YES.

SO I, YOU KNOW, I'M JUST CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE IT ALL IS, AND MAYBE IT'S NOT IMPORTANT, BUT WHAT I REMEMBER BEING TOLD WAS THAT THOSE FOUR POSITIONS NEEDED TO BE FUNDED BECAUSE IT WAS PART OF A SETTLEMENT.

AND IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THAT'S NOT ACTUALLY THE CASE, IT'S PART OF A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT.

I MEAN, DO I HAVE THAT RIGHT, JENNY? WELL, I MEAN, TH THE SETTLEMENT HAS BEEN FULLY AGREED UPON, IT'S JUST NOT COMPLETELY EXECUTED YET.

I MEAN, THAT THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT HAVE NOT CHANGED SINCE JANUARY ONE WAS VOTED ON.

UM, IT'S JUST BEEN A MATTER OF MAKING SURE THAT SOME OF THE FUNDING THROUGH ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS IS HELD IN THE APPROPRIATE TRUST.

SO THAT'S THE ONLY ITEM OUTSTANDING RELATED TO BE DONE WITH IT.

AND WE WERE VERY CLOSE ON THAT FRONT AS WELL.

UM, SO THIS, THE SETTLEMENT TERMS THAT WERE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY, THAT I IMAGINE ARE THE ONES THAT YOU ALL VOTED IN TERMS OF THE LINE ITEMS THAT NEEDED TO BE IN THE BUDGET.

UM, THOSE ARE THE SAME, UM, THAT'S HELPFUL.

UM, I THINK THERE WAS ANOTHER THING THAT WAS CONFUSING ABOUT THAT VOTE, UM, WHICH IS THE, THE DESCRIPTION OF PATROL OFFICERS AS BEING NON FUNGIBLE WITH DETECTIVES.

I THINK THAT CHARACTERIZATION WAS NOT ENTIRELY ACCURATE.

THE CITY COUNCIL CAN VOTE AT ANY TIME TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS THAT ARE DEDICATED TO PATROL OR DETECTIVES.

THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

SO IN THAT WAY, UH, I THINK WE DID NOT TOTALLY GET THE WHOLE STORY JUST TO CLARIFY COMMISSIONER WEBER.

UM, BUT THAT'S NOT REALLY APROPOS OF THIS DISCUSSION.

UM, SO, UH, COMMANDER GREENWALT, UH, IF, IF YOU, UM, WE'RE FINISHED, I THINK WE CAN LET MS. ECKLAND SORT OF DESCRIBE, WELL, I DON'T KNOW, TAKE IT FROM HERE.

HOW'S THAT, UH, THE ONLY LAST THING I WANTED TO MENTION IS THAT THE PERFER PORT IS SUPPOSED TO BE FINALIZED AND PUBLICLY RELEASED THIS WEEK OR POSSIBLY THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK.

SO THE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE GOING TO BE LISTED IN THE PERF REPORT ARE JUST NOT KNOWN YET, AND WE WILL HAVE TO ANALYZE WHAT THAT REPORT SAYS AND ADDRESS IT AS THEY COME SOON.

UM, DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA JUST, I'M SORRY.

UM, COMMANDER, UH, WHAT DELAYED THE PERF REPORT SO MUCH BECAUSE IT'S VERY DELAYED, IS THAT RIGHT? I KNOW THEY HAD TO ASK FOR AN EXTENSION OR TO THE SPECIFIC REASON I WOULD DEFER TO PERF I KNOW IT'S A VERY THOROUGH AND LINKEDIN REPORT IS WHAT I'M HEARING.

SO I THINK THAT IN THEIR DUE DILIGENCE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE GIVING ALL THEIR RELEVANT DATA TO THE STAKEHOLDERS, THEY'RE NEEDING A LITTLE TIME TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

OKAY.

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I HAD ONE MORE QUESTION AND IT'S JUST IN TERMS OF THE ONGOING SORT OF IMPLEMENTATION AND AUDITING, UM, UH, IS THE SETTLEMENT TIED TO THE PERF REPORTS THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUED TO DATE, OR WILL THERE BE ONGOING IMPROVEMENTS THAT NEED TO BE MADE ACCORDING? SO LIKE THIS NEW PERF REPORT THAT'S COMING IN THIS WEEK, IF THERE ARE NEW THINGS IN THERE, ARE THOSE ALSO TIED TO THE SETTLEMENT OR ARE THOSE GOING TO GET BUCKETED INTO A DIFFERENT SORT OF PRIORITIZATION LIST? MA'AM I BELIEVE THOSE TWO ITEMS ARE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT, BUT I IMAGINE THAT EACH ARE GOING TO HAVE FOLLOW ON ITEMS THAT WE'LL NEED TO EVALUATE AND IMPLEMENT.

AND SO I WOULD, I BELIEVE THAT'S HOW THOSE ARE LAID OUT.

MAYBE OUR LEGAL TEAM THAT'S ON COULD ADVISE ON THAT, BUT I'M PRETTY CERTAIN THEY'RE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT.

OKAY.

AND I'M ASKING SPECIFICALLY, JUST IN TERMS OF, UH, THE ONGOING AUDITING THAT'S GOING ON, WHETHER OR NOT THESE NEW ITEMS IN THIS NEW PERF REPORT THAT MAY ARISE, UM, LIKE IF THEY'RE GOING TO BE IMPLEMENTED INTO THE AUDITING PROCESS MOVING FORWARD OR BUCKET IT OUT.

AND I'M ASSUMING, I THINK WHAT I'M HEARING IS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE SEPARATE.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING, MAN, THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE SEPARATE.

SO WE'LL HAVE ITEMS THAT WE'LL NEED TO IMPLEMENT BASED ON THE OUTCOMES OF THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, AND THEN ALSO ITEMS THAT WE NEED TO IMPLEMENT BASED ON THE OUTCOME OF THE PERF RECOMMENDATIONS AND REVIEW.

OKAY.

IT'LL BE REALLY GREAT MOVING FORWARD TO FIGURE OUT A SYSTEM WHERE WE CAN TRACK THAT.

UM, AND THEN MAYBE WE CAN GET SOME REGULAR REPORTING ON THAT, WHETHER IT BE BIANNUALLY OR QUARTERLY, JUST THERE, UM, JUST CAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE THERE'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT TRACKS.

RIGHT.

AND JUST MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE TRACKING PROGRESS AND MONITORING THAT PROGRESS.

SO, OKAY.

YEAH.

AND I, AND I DO SUSPECT THERE'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE SOME INTERSECTING IN BETWEEN SOME OF THOSE, UM, BUT WE'LL, WE CAN DEFINITELY KEEP TRACK OF THOSE FOR YOU.

UM, AND THEN I JUST WANTED TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE COMMISSION THAT, UH, COMMANDER GREENWALT HAS BEEN PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT CHIEF GREENWALT.

SO CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I HAD NOTHING FURTHER ON MY PRESENTATION UNLESS THERE ARE FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS.

I THINK WE'RE IN GOOD SHAPE.

UM, UH, MS. EKLUND, UM, EXCUSE ME.

THE, THE PIECE THAT I WILL ADD AND I THINK IS RELEVANT TO THE DISCUSSION THAT CELLO BEGUN HERE TODAY IS THAT, YOU KNOW, A NUMBER OF THE CHANGES THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAS COMMITTED TO MAKE THAT SORT OF GOT WRAPPED UP INTO THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT.

I MEAN, IT SORT OF LED TO THE GOODWILL THAT THE DEPARTMENT CREATED FOR THE PLAINTIFFS, BEING ABLE TO NEGOTIATE TO WHERE THEY CAME.

PART OF THAT WAS, UM, CITY COUNCIL AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S COMMITMENT TO THE ONGOING PERF AUDIT.

UM, YOU KNOW, NOT WHILE THAT AUDIT IS NOT WRAPPED UP INTO THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT SPECIFICALLY, THERE IS A PIECE WRAPPED UP INTO THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WHEREBY THERE WILL BE IMPLEMENTATION AUDITS BY THE SAME OR, OR RELATED THIRD PARTY EVALUATORS.

SO I THINK YOU'VE CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED THAT THERE'LL BE TWO, PROBABLY ONGOING IMPLEMENTATION AUDIT PROCESSES.

ONE TO ENSURE THE TERMS OF OUR SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ARE MET.

AND ONE TO ENSURE THAT THE PERF, UM, RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED APPROPRIATELY OR AS, AS AGREED UPON, UM, AND ONE DOESN'T NECESSARILY IMPACT THE OTHER, BUT THE SETTLEMENT WAS PREMISED ON IN PART THAT PIECE MOVING FORWARD.

SO I'M NOT AS ADEPT, I THINK PROBABLY AS ANY OF YOU ALL ARE AT READING BUDGET, UH, CITY BUDGETS OR, OR UNDERSTANDING EXACTLY WHERE ALL, EVERYTHING FITS IN.

BUT, UM, THE THEMES THAT THE COMMANDER HAS IDENTIFIED AS BEING DONE TODAY ARE ALL CONSISTENT WITH THE AGREEMENT THAT WE MADE IN JANUARY.

UM, AND SOME OF THOSE ACTUALLY PREDATED, UM, THE FINAL AGREEMENT, BUT, UM, AT THIS POINT, DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT STEP OF THE , UM, YOU KNOW, FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, UM, WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE CONDITIONS OF THIS ELEMENT AS AGREED UPON, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS SORT OF A FINALIZATION PIECE LEFT TO BE DONE.

UM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UM, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ADDITIONAL TO ADD OR WOULD YOU LIKE US TO MOVE ON TO, UM, ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY MARTINSON? THE ONLY THING THAT I WILL ADD ADDITIONALLY, IS THAT THERE ARE IN ADDITION TO SORT OF THE BUDGETARY, UM, ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY ANALYSIS

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TO CHIEF, UH, GREENVILLE, THERE'S ALSO SOME OTHER PIECES TO THE SETTLEMENT THAT WERE AGREED UPON THAT HAVE NOT YET COME TO PASS, BUT WE EXPECT WILL, UM, INCLUDING A PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGN, UM, CREATING THE SURVIVOR SURVEY AT CASE CLOSURE, UM, HAVING A SIT DOWN MEETING WITH THE CHIEF FOR ALL OF THE SURVIVOR, UM, NAMED PLAINTIFFS AND AN APOLOGY PROCESS.

SO THOSE PIECES WE EXPECT TO COME AFTER, UM, YOU KNOW, THESE, THESE OTHER PIECES THAT ARE IN PROGRESS AND AFTER THE FINAL SIGNATURES AND ALL HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, BUT THOSE ARE STILL, UM, SITTING OUT THERE IN TERMS OF THINGS TO BE DONE.

THEY AREN'T NECESSARILY AS DEMANDING IN TERMS OF THE BUDGET THAT YOU ALL ARE CONSIDERING AS SOME OF THE OTHER PIECES LIKE STAFFING AND TRAINING.

UM, BUT FOR, FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE AUDIT PROCESS TAKE PLACE WITH REGARD TO THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, AS WELL AS WITH WHATEVER PER RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PUT INTO PLACE, BECAUSE THAT IS THE MECHANISM BY WHICH THE PLAINTIFFS AGREED THAT, UM, THEY COULD BE CONFIDENT THAT THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT WERE ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTED OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS COMMISSIONERS.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MS. ECKLAND? UM, IF IT'S ALL RIGHT.

UH, OH, COMMISSIONER WEBER VERY QUICKLY.

UM, SO THIS COMMISSION DOESN'T HAVE ANY KIND OF OVERSIGHT ROLE WHO, UH, WHOSE JOB IS IT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SETTLEMENT DOES COME TO FRUITION? UM, MY, MY UNDERSTANDING AND THIS MAYBE, UM, UH, LIMITED MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WILL BE THAT THERE WILL BE AN IMPLEMENTATION AUDIT BY THE THIRD PARTY EVALUATOR, AND THEN FUTURE AUDITING WILL BE DONE BY THE CITY AUDITOR'S OFFICE, UM, WHICH MY UNDERSTANDING IS REPORTS TO CITY COUNCIL.

UM, BUT THAT, THAT WAS THE AGREED UPON TERM OF THE SETTLEMENT.

UM, MS. EKLUND, IF YOU WOULD BE OKAY WITH STICKING AROUND UNTIL WE'RE DONE WITH THIS TOPIC, THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU.

UM, UH, ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY MARTINSON, ARE YOU AVAILABLE? OH, UM, I JUST DON'T SEE HER WELL, SHE'S ON CAMERA CHAIR, BUT I'M HERE.

I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO UNMUTE, LIKE FOR YOU.

WE SEE.

OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES, YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, GOOD AFTERNOON.

UM, SO I'M AARON MARTINSON.

I'M THE DIRECTOR OF THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT AT THE DA'S OFFICE.

UM, AND PART OF OUR UNIT IS, UM, THE SEXUAL ASSAULT PROSECUTORS WHO ARE IN OUR OFFICE.

UM, I'LL JUST TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE PRIOR TO, AND SUBSEQUENT TO THE COUNTY, SETTLING THE LAWSUIT WITH THE PLAINTIFFS.

UM, WE, WHEN DA GARSA TOOK OFFICE, WE VERY QUICKLY MADE SOME CHANGES, UM, AS A RESULT OF SEVERAL MEETINGS AND WORK WE'D DONE WITH, UH, SURVIVORS AND SOME OF THE PLAINTIFFS, UM, IN THE COMMUNITY AND EXPERTS, ADVOCATES IN THE COMMUNITY TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE ENTERED OFFICE, WE DID THINGS THAT WERE RESPONSIVE TO WHAT WE WERE HEARING FROM THE SURVIVOR COMMUNITY.

UM, SO THE FIRST THING THAT WE DID AS WE REJOINED THE START, WHICH HAS BEEN SORT OF A, UM, A RIFT IN AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS, BUT EVERYBODY'S BACK AT THE TABLE NOW, UH, APD FOLLOWED VERY QUICKLY BEHIND US AND REACHED MINE IN THE START.

AND IT'S BEEN REALLY NICE TO HAVE EVERYBODY AT THE TABLE COLLABORATING.

UM, ONCE AGAIN, WE ALSO, BECAUSE OF SOME MEETINGS WE TOOK WITH VICTIMS, WE STARTED WRITING POLICIES, UM, REALLY BEFORE DA GARS.

I TOOK OFFICE TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR POLICIES AND BODY BY ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE HEARD FROM SURVIVORS THAT REALLY KIND OF LED TO THE BREAKDOWN IN TRAVIS COUNTY AND, UM, SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WERE, UM, INCLUDED IN THE LAWSUIT.

AND SO ALL OF OUR VICTIM POLICIES AND THE POLICIES THAT GOVERN SORT OF THE WORK THAT WE DO IN THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT REALLY REFLECT WHAT WE'VE HEARD FROM SURVIVORS, WHAT THEY NEED FROM THE SYSTEM, UM, WHERE THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED THEM WITH REGARD TO WORKING WITH THE DA'S OFFICE.

A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING IS WE, UM, CONVENED A COMMUNITY

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ADVISORY BOARD, MADE UP OF SURVIVORS, INCLUDING ONE PLAINTIFF NOW FROM THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AND SOME EXPERTS AND ADVOCATES IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND REALLY WE DID THAT.

SO THAT SURVIVORS HAVE A SEAT AT OUR TABLES THAT WE HAVE ONGOING FEEDBACK AND COMMUNICATIONS.

WE HAVE A DIRECT LINE OF COMMUNICATION TO SURVIVORS AND ADVOCATES, AND THAT WE WERE ACCOUNTABLE, RIGHT, AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH AND IMPLEMENTING ALL OF THE POLICIES AND THE SETTLEMENT, UM, COMMITMENTS THAT WE MADE JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE CONTINUING TO BE ACCOUNTABLE.

UM, PART OF WHAT THAT COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD IS WORKING ON RIGHT NOW IS A DATA TRANSPARENCY AND CREATING A PUBLICLY A MORE USER-FRIENDLY AND PUBLICLY AVAILABLE PLATFORM FOR FOLKS TO ACCESS DATA ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR SEXUAL ASSAULT UNIT, THE NUMBER OF CASES FOR STAFFING WE'RE ACCEPTING, BUT THE RESOLUTION OF THOSE CASES ARE.

SO WE'RE WORKING ON THAT.

WE'RE ALSO WORKING ON ONE OF THE COMMITMENTS FROM THE SETTLEMENT, UH, WHICH INCLUDED A, SORT OF A PUBLIC MEMORIAL TO SURVIVORS DEDICATED TO THE, SPECIFICALLY TO THE PLAINTIFFS IN THE LAWSUIT.

SO THOSE ARE SOME OF THE CURRENT ACTIVITIES THAT THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD IS UNDERTAKING.

UM, WE'VE ALSO WORKED REALLY CLOSELY WITH APD.

UM, I WORK REALLY, REALLY CLOSELY WITH NOW ASSISTANT CHIEF GREENWALL, AND WE'VE DONE A LOT OF WORK, UM, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ABLE OUR OFFICE IS ABLE TO STAFF CASES WHEN DETECTIVES HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED GUIDANCE, OR JUST, YOU KNOW, WANT TO BRAINSTORM INVESTIGATIONS AS THEY'RE HAPPENING.

UM, WE'VE ALSO WORKED PRETTY CLOSELY DESIGNING A TRAINING FOR DETECTIVES, FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT DETECTIVES IN A UNIT THAT WE'RE WORKING ON IMPLEMENTING.

I THINK IN SEPTEMBER, WE'LL BE DOING THAT IN OUR, SOME OF OUR ADA'S WE'LL BE PUTTING ON THOSE TRAININGS AND AS LONG WITH ADVOCATES IN THE COMMUNITY.

UM, SO THAT'S BEEN REALLY, I THINK, HELPFUL, AND I THINK IT WILL BE REALLY INFORMATIVE TO DETECTIVES AND, AND HELPFUL AS WE CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER.

ANOTHER THING WE DID IS WE APPLIED FOR A JOINT GRANT WHERE WE WOULD SEE AN ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND A VICTIM COUNSELOR WHO COULD BE REALLY MORE, NOT NECESSARILY PERMANENTLY EMBEDDED WITHIN APD, BUT REALLY ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO DETECTIVES AS THEY NEED US AND AVAILABLE TO SURVIVORS A LITTLE BIT EARLIER IN THE PROCESS.

UM, WE'VE, WE'VE THE OFFICE BEFORE WE CAME IN, HAD A PRACTICE OF OFFERING DECLINATION MEETINGS TO VICTIMS. AND THAT'S SIMPLY WHEN OUR OFFICE, UH, COULD NOT ACCEPT A CASE BECAUSE IT DIDN'T MEET THE STATUTORY ELEMENTS.

WE OFFERED MEETINGS WITH VICTIMS TO BE ABLE TO HEAR, ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS AND EXPLAIN WHY WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE CASE.

UM, I, I SAT IN ON A COUPLE OF THOSE MEETINGS AND RELEASED AWESOME WEAKNESSES AND THE WAY THAT WE'VE BEEN HAVING, HAVING THOSE MEETINGS.

AND SO PART OF THIS GRANT APPLICATION WAS TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN START ESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE VICTIM EARLIER ON, UM, RATHER THAN AFTER WE'VE ALREADY SAID, WE'RE NOT TAKING THE CASE, UH, BECAUSE IT REALLY HAS NOT WORKED AS WELL AS WE HOPED IT WOULD, OR AS WELL AS IT SHOULD BE.

AND IT HASN'T THAT PARTICULAR SYSTEM THAT WAS IN PLACE WHEN WE CAME INTO OFFICE REALLY WASN'T RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF SURVIVORS.

SO WE'RE WORKING ON THAT.

HOPEFULLY WE'LL FIND OUT SOON ABOUT THAT GRANT.

UM, BUT DA GARZA HAS ALSO COMMITTED MORE RESOURCES TO THE UNIT THAN WERE PREVIOUSLY THERE.

UM, HE, WE HAVE AN ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY POSITIONS THAT WE'LL MAKE FOR IN THE UNIT HISTORICALLY, THE UNIT WILL, YOU KNOW, IT HASN'T BEEN ALONG AROUND FOR THAT LONG, BUT AS A SPECIALIZED UNIT, IT STARTED AS TWO ATTORNEYS.

AND, UM, I THINK MOVED UP TO THREE.

SO WE, WE NOW HAVE FOUR, UH, ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEYS SPOTS, WHICH IS REALLY GONNA BE HELPFUL IN OUR AVAILABILITY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, BUT ALSO IN THE NUMBERS THAT WE'VE SEEN INCREASING AND THE NUMBER OF ACCEPTED CASES THAT WE'RE SEEING, UM, SINCE DA CARDS, I TOOK OFFICE ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO.

UM, LET'S SAY TRIALS ARE STARTING UP AGAIN, WHICH I THINK IS REALLY HELPFUL.

UM, SURVIVORS WE HEAR FROM VICTIMS ALL THE TIME, LIKE WAITING THIS WAITING THIS TWO YEARS OF GOING TO TRIAL HAS REALLY BEEN, UM, AN ADDITIONAL TRAUMA FOR SURVIVORS WAITING FOR JUSTICE, AND REALLY THEY'RE GETTING FATIGUED OR REALLY, REALLY TIRED OF WAITING FOR THEIR DAY IN COURT.

SO REALLY ENCOURAGED BY THE FACT THAT CHILDS ARE UP AND RUNNING.

WE HAD TWO SEXUAL ASSAULT TRIALS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.

UM, SO, UM, I THINK THAT'S REALLY GOING TO HELP US MOVE FORWARD WITH SURVIVORS AS WELL IN WITH OUR ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, AND I THINK, I THINK THAT'S REALLY SORT OF IN A NUTSHELL, WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING IN OUR OFFICE AND THE RESOURCES THAT WE'VE DEDICATED.

OBVIOUSLY WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO WORK WITH APD.

WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP, AND WHILE I'M REALLY SAD TO SEE COMMANDER GREENWALT GO, IT'S A WELL-DESERVED PROMOTION FOR HIM.

AND I'M CERTAIN THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK THAT WE'RE DOING.

BUT I DO THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT

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THAT AS THE CITY GOES THROUGH THEIR SETTLEMENT PROCESS, THAT RESOURCES ARE DEDICATED TO CARRYING OUT THE COMMITMENTS MADE IN THE SETTLEMENT AND TO THIS PERF REPORT WHEN, WHEN WE FINALLY GET IT, I THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF REALLY VALUABLE INFORMATION IN THERE.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT EVERYBODY, THE CITY AND THE COUNTY CONTINUE TO DEDICATE ALL THE RESOURCES WE CAN TO MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF SURVIVORS IN OUR COMMUNITY, THAT WE'RE INVESTIGATING MORE CASES, THAT WE'RE PROSECUTING MORE CASES AND THAT WE'RE JUST ACCOUNTABLE TO THE COMMUNITY IN GENERAL.

THANK YOU.

UM, COMMISSIONERS, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? UM, I WILL SAY THAT SHELLY EDGAR, WHO'S HERE AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SART.

LET ME KNOW THAT THE MEETING SWITCHED HER FROM AN INTENDED TO A PARTICIPANT.

AND SO I THINK SHE'S NOT CERTAIN SHE'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK AND MIGHT NEED SOME HELP WITH THAT.

UM, I THINK WE CAN FIX THAT HERE IN THE ROOM.

UM, IF, UM, IF YOU CAN STICK AROUND, UM, ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY MARTINSON, WE WILL, UM, MOVE TO, UM, MS. EGGER.

YEAH, I THINK, I THINK WE FIXED THAT.

WE'LL SEE.

UM, SO MS. ECKER IS A CO-CHAIR OF THE, AND UM, THE LAST PERSON, UH, WE WERE GOING TO HEAR FROM, UM, ABOUT THE, UH, SETTLEMENT AND THE PERF REPORT.

I HEAR.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? UM, WE SURE CAN.

UM, CAN'T SEE YOU YET.

OKAY.

I HAD TO LOG IN ON MY PHONE BECAUSE IN A FEW MINUTES I HAVE TO GO PICK UP MY CHILDREN FROM THE CAMPUS, SO I DIDN'T WANT TO BE LATE.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

UM, I AM THE NEWLY ELECTED CO-CHAIR OF THE START.

I WAS ELECTED TO THAT POSITION IN MAY.

UM, I AM A, AN ATTORNEY AT TEXAS LEGAL, CIVIL, UH, TEXAS LEGAL SERVICES CENTER, WHERE I MANAGED THE LOSS OF PROJECT.

THEY FEEL A FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT PROJECT.

UM, AND I I'M NEW TO THAT ROLE, UM, AS OF MARCH OF THIS YEAR, BUT I'M NOT NEW TO THE WORK HERE IN AUSTIN.

UM, I'VE BEEN DOING LEGAL AID WORK, UM, IN AUSTIN FOR 12 YEARS BEFORE MOVING OVER TO TEXAS LEGAL SERVICES CENTER, UM, TO TAKE THIS POSITION AND I'VE BEEN DOING IT, UM, AT THE INTERSECTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT, STALKING AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

SO I'VE HAD A LOT OF EXPERIENCE, UM, WITH THE TYPE OF WORK AND WITH A LOT OF THE FOLKS WHO ARE ON THE SART, INCLUDING AARON, UM, AND, AND A WHOLE LOT OF THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS IN THIS ARCH.

SO I DEFINITELY APPRECIATE, UM, YOU ALL HAVING ME HERE TODAY, AND I THINK THAT IN TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT, I'M, I'M HAPPY TO HEAR THAT IMPLEMENTATION IS GOING WELL.

I'M HAPPY THAT APD HAS COME UP TO THE TABLE.

UM, AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE, SORRY.

I KNOW THAT THAT'S, UM, AARON MENTIONED THAT THAT HAS BEEN AN ONGOING ISSUE AND IT'S ESPECIALLY HARD FOR SURVIVORS THAT I REPRESENT WHO ARE OFTEN NOT INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

AND THEIR ONLY AVENUE TO JUSTICE IS THROUGH THE CIVIL PROCESS AND ME BEING ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS.

UM, THE, JUST THE SAME WAY THAT CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM PARTNERS HAVE, UM, REALLY CRITICAL.

AND SO I, I AM EXCITED TO HEAR THAT THEY'RE COMING BACK TO THE TABLE WITH SR AND I HOPE THAT, UM, THAT WE WILL ALSO HAVE FULL PARTICIPATION FROM, UM, APD ON THE, UM, FIREARMS WORK THAT WE'LL BE DOING ON THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TASK FORCE.

I'M ALSO, UM, THE POLICY CHAIR FOR THE FAMILY VIOLENCE TASK FORCE.

SO, UM, OVERALL I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE.

I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED TO HEAR THAT, UM, THE TRAINING IS BEING CONDUCTED IN HOUSE.

I THINK THAT SO MUCH OF THE WORK THAT GOES INTO WORKING WITH SURVIVORS OF ANY, ANY TYPE OF, UM, VIOLENCE IS, UM, BASED ON EMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING.

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU GET THAT WITH ONLY BEING TRAINED BY SOMEONE WHO'S, UM, POSITION IN THAT RELATIONSHIP IS ON THE TRIGGER END OF, OF A WEAPON.

UM, EVEN WHEN AN OFFICER IS THERE DOING EVERYTHING AS THEY SHOULD, UM, WITH CARE AND TO THE VERY BEST OF THEIR ABILITY, IT IS STILL A VERY STRESSFUL RELATIONSHIP, UM, FOR A SURVIVOR OF VIOLENCE.

AND TO PUT THEM IN THAT SITUATION, WITHOUT HAVING MEN TRAINED BY SOMEONE WHO CAN PROVIDE THAT PERSPECTIVE, I THINK IS A MISTAKE.

UM, SO I DO HOPE THAT THE START WILL BE INVOLVED IN THE TRAINING PROCESS GOING FORWARD.

UM, BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF EXPERTS HERE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO KNOW THE COMMUNITY AND KNOW THE SURVIVORS, KNOW THOSE SURVIVORS WHO ARE NOT GETTING REACHED BY OUR CURRENT SYSTEM.

AND THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE LEADING THE WORK ON TRAINING, UM, AND REALLY ON EVERYTHING ON SETTING

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PRIORITIES, UM, AND SPENDING ALL OF THOSE THINGS, UM, SHOULD BE COMING FROM COMMUNITY AND FROM THE SURVIVORS WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE.

AND I CAN, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT REACHING THEM YET.

UM, JUST TO REMIND, I KNOW, I THINK THE COMMISSION IS PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH THIS, BUT WHAT PERCENTAGE OF, UM, SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS, UH, DO NOT REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT? IT VARIED DEPENDING ON YOUR SOURCE.

YOU KNOW, I'VE SEEN SOME SAY THAT 20% OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS ARE REPORTED, BUT, BUT OTHER DATA SAYS THAT IT'S MUCH LOWER THAN THAT, PERHAPS 9%.

AND I WOULD SAY THAT EVEN THAT IS PROBABLY AN OVERESTIMATE, ESPECIALLY IN MY WORK, UM, WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, I THOUGHT HOW OFTEN THAT INTERSECTION IS COMPLETELY OVERLOOKED BECAUSE A SURVIVOR COULD SIT ACROSS THE TABLE FROM ME FOR TWO HOURS AND SAY THAT SHE HAD NEVER BEEN A VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, BUT THEN LATER IN DESCRIBING AN INCIDENT OF VIOLENCE, TALK ABOUT A FIGHT THAT ENDED WITH HAVING SEX WITH A GUN TO HER HEAD AND NOT EVEN SEEING THAT AS A VICTIMIZATION.

AND THAT'S NOT HER MISTAKE.

THAT'S OUR MISTAKE ABOUT THE MESSAGE OF WHAT A SEXUAL ASSAULT LOOKS LIKE.

SO I THINK THAT THAT REALLY GREATLY IMPACTS THE NUMBER OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS THAT GO UNREPORTED, ESPECIALLY FROM SURVIVORS WHO ARE ALREADY MARGINALIZED, THEY ARE NOT ENCOURAGED WHEN WE SEE A SYSTEM THAT IS FAILING EVEN SURVIVORS, WHO'VE LOOKED LIKE THAT MYTH OF A PERFECT VICTIM SURVIVORS WHO ARE ALREADY MARGINALIZED HAVE ZERO INCENTIVE TO COME FORWARD.

AND THAT HARMS THEM.

IT HARMS THEIR FAMILIES, IT HARMS OUR COMMUNITIES, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT ALLOWS PEOPLE WHO ARE CAUSING THAT HARM TO KEEP GOING, AND IT ONLY ENCOURAGES THEM.

UM, AND I WOULD SAY THAT THAT'S PROBABLY THE, YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO CHORE THE, THE PROBLEM UNTIL WE ADDRESS THE FACT THAT WE'RE TREATING IT WITH A SYSTEM THAT REPLICATES SO OFTEN THE VIOLENCE THAT WE'RE, WE'RE TRYING TO TREAT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

UM, ARE THERE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR MISS EDGAR COMMISSIONER WEBBER? SO, UH, UM, COMMISSIONER AMANDA LEWIS, WHO HAS ALSO BEEN ON THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN, UM, HAS ALSO WAS PART OF THE RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE AND, UM, ON THE, ON THE SUBCOMMITTEE FOR, UM, EXCUSE ME FOR SURVIVORS AND I'M AND THEY WERE JUST, GOSH, THEY JUST DID SUCH AMAZING WORK.

UM, I WAS ON THAT COMMITTEE WITH HER.

OKAY.

YAY.

WILL YOU TELL US, PLEASE, SHELLY, HOW IS, HOW, HOW HAS THAT INTENSE, AMAZING WORK, UM, AND THE REPORT THAT CAME OUT OF THAT? HOW IS THAT INCORPORATED INTO WHAT WE'RE HEARING ABOUT TODAY? I DON'T KNOW THAT IT WAS INCORPORATED INTO THE SETTLEMENT.

I KNOW THAT THE SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS WORKING GROUP WAS NEVER CONSULTED, UM, YOU KNOW, BYE BYE ABOUT THIS, BUT THE SETTLEMENT SPECIFICALLY.

UM, SO I DON'T KNOW TO WHAT EXTENT THOSE THINGS WERE, WERE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.

I WOULD SAY THAT IN GENERAL, THAT LACK OF COMMUNICATION IS IT'S KILLING US.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, LITERALLY BECAUSE WE KEEP HAVING TO FIGHT THESE SAME ISSUES OVER AND OVER AGAIN, ISSUE BY ISSUE ONE AT A TIME.

AND WE THINK GET IT BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE, YOU KNOW, DOING ALL OF THE RESEARCH, THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE FIRSTHAND ON THE GROUND EXPERIENCE, WE WERE ASKED TO JOIN THESE TASK FORCES AND DO THINGS AND GIVE THIS FEEDBACK.

BUT THEN WHEN THE DECISIONS ARE MADE, THE SAME, PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS IN THE ROOM AND THEY'RE ALWAYS THE PEOPLE WHO HAD THE POWER IN THE FIRST PLACE.

SO IT'S NOT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT THERE WHEN THOSE KINDS OF SERIOUS DECISIONS ARE MADE.

I MEAN, I THINK THAT THE, THE, UH, IT ALL HAS TO TIE TOGETHER, YOU KNOW, THAT I WAS A HUGE PROPONENT OF THE OFFICER VIOLENCE PREVENTION WHEN I WAS ON THE GUN VIOLENCE TASK FORCE, UM, WITH AFRICAN WOMEN, BECAUSE I BELIEVE, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT HAS THE POWER TO REALLY CHANGE OUR CITY SO MUCH FOR THE BETTER, I MEAN, BUT IT'S NOT JUST THE OFFICE, IT'S NOT JUST ANOTHER CITY OFFICE, BECAUSE IT'S REALLY MORE ABOUT GIVING THAT POWER BACK TO COMMUNITY BY IMPLEMENTING A PUBLIC HEALTH MODEL THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THAT LIVED EXPERIENCE AND, YOU KNOW, DESEGREGATED DATA, UM, BUT BACKED UP BY THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY BEING VICTIMIZED IN.

UM, THANK YOU.

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UM, ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, UM, ARE WE, UM, READY TO WRAP UP THIS TOPIC AND MOVE ON? UM, OR ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ANY ADDITIONAL, ANY OTHER WITNESSES, ANY OTHER SPEAKERS? UM, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I WOULD, UH, WE CAN THE RECOMMENDATION NEXT, UM, NEXT MEETING, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO PUT A RECOMMENDATION ON THE FLOOR TO GET REGULAR UPDATES ON, UM, THE SETTLEMENT, UM, JUST SO THAT WE CAN BE ANOTHER SORT OF PLACE WHERE THIS IS BEING SORT OF DAYLIGHTED ON A REGULAR BASIS SO THAT WE CAN SEE PROGRESS OR LACK THEREOF.

UM, SO I THINK NEXT MONTH I WOULD LOVE TO PUT A RECOMMENDATION FORTH ON THAT.

OKAY.

WE CAN PUT THAT ON THE AGENDA.

UM, MAYBE WE CAN TRACK DOWN THAT RAMP RE-IMAGINED PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT AND SEE WHAT IT SAYS ALSO.

UM, UH, THANK YOU TO ALL THE SPEAKERS, UM, ON THAT TOPIC.

UM,

[3. Discussion and possible action on Austin Police Department Quarterly Report 4:20pm4:40pm]

I THINK WE'RE PROBABLY READY TO GO BACK TO THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT, UH, QUARTERLY REPORT.

UM, IF, UH, MR. MASTON, MATT MADSON IS AVAILABLE.

YEAH.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY.

YOU ARE A LITTLE QUIET.

OKAY.

IS THAT BETTER? YES.

PERFECT.

DAN, UH, IS MY CAMERA ON? YEAH.

OKAY.

I APOLOGIZE FOR MY TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES EARLIER, SO I'M NEVERTHELESS, READY TO GO.

UH, THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS FOR HAVING ME THIS EVENING.

UH, JASON MATTSON, AUSTIN, PLEASE, UH, WITH THE RESEARCH AND PLANNING DIVISION PROGRAM MANAGER.

AND, UH, THIS IS THE, UH, QUARTER THREE REPORT AND I WILL, UH, PREFERENCE, UH, THAT I, UM, THAT, UH, DURING THE LAST DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COMMISSION, WE HAVE, UH, WORKED, UH, UH, THE DISCUSSION ABOUT A WORK GROUP.

AND SO I KNOW WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF DOING THAT.

SO UNTIL THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE COMMISSION IN THAT WORK GROUP HAVE BEEN DONE AS WELL AS SUBMITTED TO THE CHIEF, UH, AND, UH, CITY MANAGEMENT FOR FINAL APPROVALS.

SO WE WENT AHEAD AND JUST MAINTAIN THE CURRENT, UH, FORMAT OF THE EXISTING, UM, SLIDES AND THE EXISTING DATA.

AND SO I, UH, WELL NEW DATA, BUT EXISTING FORMAT.

UM, SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, UH, TODAY WE WILL DISCUSS, UH, THE Q3 CRIMES BEING THE QUARTER THREE CRIMES AGAINST PEOPLE, PROPERTY IN SOCIETY, AS WELL AS AGGREGATE CLEARANCE RATES FOR THE SAME, WE WILL DISCUSS RESPONSE TIMES, UH, AS WELL AS OVERTIME EXPENDITURES AND STAFFING.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND, UM, AS, AS WITH THE PREVIOUS FORMAT, UH, IT WAS JUST GOING TO GO AHEAD AND HIT THE HIGHLIGHTS AND THEN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT THE COMMISSION MAY HAVE ON ANY OTHER SPECIFIC AS THERE'S A LOT OF NUMBERS AND DATA ON HERE.

UH, BUT THAT BEING SAID, THE OVERALL REDUCTION IN CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS IS ABOUT A 2% REDUCTION.

NOW THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A SIGNIFICANCE IN THE SENSE OF A PERCENTAGE WISE, UM, THERE AGAIN, AND SO WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME DIFFERENT FORMATTING, SUCH AS THE SCORES THAT MAY GIVE HIM A LITTLE MORE CONTEXT, BUT THAT WILL BE SOME DISCUSSIONS THAT WE'LL HAVE WITH THE COMMISSION.

UM, BUT THAT BEING SAID AS SOME, UH, PARTICULAR CRIMES OF NOTE, UH, WHERE THERE WERE SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES, UH, THERE WAS A, DID 29% DECREASE IN MURDER RATES BETWEEN LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR WITH A REDUCTION OF 45, UH, OF LAST YEAR DOWN TO 32 DURING THE SAME TIMELINE.

BUT, UH, UNFORTUNATELY THERE WERE SOME SIGNIFICANT INCREASES AS WELL IN CRIME, UH, TO NOTE IS THAT OF THE RAPE CATEGORY WHERE THEY'RE WORRIED 39% INCREASE FROM 127 CRIMES LAST YEAR REPORTED TO 176 CRIMES THIS YEAR REPORTED AND A 17% INCREASE IN AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS.

UM, BEING THAT OF 1,648 LAST YEAR OR TWO, 1,934 DURING THE SAME TIME PERIOD THIS YEAR, UH, DOING A LITTLE OF A DEEP DIVE INTO THE AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

UH, THE DRIVING FORCE CAUSE AGGRAVATE AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IS KIND OF A COMBINATION OF DOMESTIC, UH, ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AS WELL AS NON-FAMILY, UM, OR NON DOMESTIC.

AND THERE WAS A 9% INCREASE IN THE OVERALL, UM, DRIVING

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FORCE, UH, DRIVING, UH, NUMBERS OF THE AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY.

UH, AND THEN THERE WAS A, SO THAT IN ITSELF IS A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER.

UM, BUT THERE ARE GETTING NOT THE ENTIRE NUMBER OF THE OTHER 8% WOULD HAVE BEEN AN AGGREGATOR OF ALL OTHER TYPES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT TO NON-FAMILY.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THE CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY, UH, THERE WAS OVERALL 6% REDUCTION FROM THE CURRENT TIMEFRAME, UH, TO THE, UH, CASES OF NOTE, UH, REALLY REVOLVE IN THIS CASE, AROUND THE THEFT AREA, UH, THEFT OF COIN MACHINE SAW A 30, 130% INCREASE, WHICH HERE AGAIN, HERE'S WHERE STATISTICS KIND OF SOUND VERY SIGNIFICANT.

THAT WAS ONLY A CASE, A CHANGE OF 10 REPORTS REPORTED LAST YEAR TO 43 REPORTS REPORTED THIS YEAR.

SO THE STATISTIC IN ITSELF MAY, UH, SOUND SIGNIFICANT WITH 330%, BUT IN THE OVERALL CONTEXT, UM, IT IS 30 CRIMES.

NEVERTHELESS.

UM, THE OTHER, UH, CASE NOTE WAS THAT EFFECTIVE FROM BUILDINGS, WHICH WAS A 154% INCREASE AND LOOKING AT THOSE NUMBERS THERE AGAIN, UM, THAT WAS 67 REPORTED LAST YEAR TO 170 REPORTED THIS YEAR.

UM, OVERALL WE SAW THE BIGGEST DECREASE IN CRIME BEING THAT OF THE ACTUAL REPORT IS SHOPLIFTING CRIMES, WHERE THERE WAS A 32% REDUCTION IN THERE.

AGAIN, THE TOTAL REPORTS IS A FOR CRIME AGAINST PROPERTY AS A 6% DECREASE AS REPORTED AS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, CRIMES AGAINST SOCIETY, UH, OVERALL THERE WAS A 21% INCREASE, UM, FOR THIS YEAR AS COMPARED TO LAST, UH, CRIMES OF NOTE.

UH, THERE WAS A 40% SORRY, 46% INCREASE IN WEAPONS VIOLATIONS, UH, BEING OUT OF 393 ARRESTS, UH, XR CASES TO 574 WEAPONS LAW VIOLATIONS AND DRUG VIOLATIONS.

A 27% INCREASE, UH, WITH 1,254 REPORTED LAST YEAR TO 1,590 REPORTED THIS YEAR.

UH, JUST AS NOTE, UH, THE COMMISSION HAD ASKED US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UH, THE RESEARCH INTO OVERALL DRUG CRIMES.

UH, WE ARE JUST ABOUT FINALIZED WITH THAT REPORT, UM, AND IT'LL BE GOING TO EXECUTIVE STAFF FOR FINAL REVIEWS.

AND SO WE SHOULD HAVE, UH, THAT, UH, COMING, UM, PRETTY, UH, IN, IN, IN SHORT TIME FOR THE COMMISSION, UH, BASED ON THE PREVIOUS ASK THAT THEY, UH, THAT HAS BEEN ASKED OF THEM NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, THE NEXT THREE SLIDES, UH, DEAL WITH THE CLEARANCE RATE.

THIS IS A MOVING SCALE YOU MIGHT SAY AS IT, IT TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION CLOSE YEARS OF CASES AND CLEARANCES OF CASES, BUT IT COULD BE ENCOMPASSING ONE OR MORE YEARS.

SO IT'S NOT EXCLUSIVELY DEFINED OR LIMITED TO 20, 22 RELATED CASES ONLY.

AND SO THIS IS AN AREA I KNOW THAT HAS BEEN A DISCUSSION THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE COMMISSION AND THE WORK GROUP, UH, TO TRY TO FIND AN AMENABLE, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, WAY TO, TO DESCRIBE THE WORK ON THE CLEARANCE SIDE, BUT OVERALL, UH, FOR CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS, THERE WAS A KEY PLACE I'M SORRY, CASE CLOSURE REPORTED SO FAR, A 1,356 CASES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THEN THE SAME.

SO I'LL JUST GO AHEAD AND JUST GET TO THE TOLL NUMBER, UH, FOR CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.

THERE WERE 672 CASES REPORTED FOR Q3.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND LASTLY, FOR THE CRIMES AGAINST SOCIETY AND THE TOTAL VIOLATIONS OR SIMONS DESTROYED WHOLE PLACE CLEARANCES AS 913 CASES.

I APOLOGIZE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE NEXT A FEW SLIDES WE'LL DEAL WITH THAT OF RESPONSE TIMES.

UM, SO WE ARE LOOKING AT HERE FOR OUR Q3 RESPONSE TIMES.

THIS IS FOR OUR EMERGENCY CALLS P ZERO CALLS AS WELL AS URGENT P ONES.

SO THESE ARE GENERALLY CRIMES ARE REPORTED A CRIMES IN PROGRESS, CRIMES OF VIOLENCE, CRIMES OF LIKELIHOOD APPREHENSION WITH THE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE AND THE RESPONSE OF THE TARGETED TIME FOR THE CITY-WIDE TARGET WAS EIGHT MINUTES AND 24 SECONDS AS A STATE OF GOAL.

UM, HOWEVER OVERALL, YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE AVERAGED AROUND, UH, 10 50 AT A LOW TO ABOUT 11 MINUTES.

SO, UH, WE'RE AVERAGING RIGHT AROUND 11 MINUTES FOR OUR P ZERO P ONE RESPONSE TIMES FOR QUARTER THREE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE SAME IS BROKEN DOWN BY COUNCIL

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DISTRICT.

UH, WE DID GO INTO A FEW OTHER CRIME, I'M SORRY, PRIORITIES, UH, PRIORITY TWO PRIORITY THREE.

SO YOU CAN GET AN OVERALL SENSE OF MOST OF THE RESPONSE TYPE PRIORITIES WHERE AN OFFICER WILL BE RESPONDING.

UM, SO YOU CAN SEE THE OVERALL AVERAGES AS WELL AS COMPARISON TO SPECIFIC DISTRICTS WHERE OUR RESPONSE TIMES ARE EXCELLENT, PLEASE.

AND THIS IS JUST A BREAKDOWN OF THE CALL VOLUME.

UH, SO YOU COULD SEE A RELATIVELY CONSISTENT AMOUNT, UH, THROUGH THE THREE MONTHS FOR Q3.

UM, SO THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF DEVIATION, UH, BETWEEN ANY TYPE OF PS, ZERO CALLS PEOPLE ON CALLS FOR THE, UH, FOR THE QUARTER AS COMPARED MONTH A MONTH.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ALL OF THIS IS, UM, WHICH THE NEXT FEW SLIDES WE'LL GO INTO OUR STAFFING NUMBERS.

OUR STAFFING CONTINUES TO BE A CHALLENGE, UH, WHICH IS NOT UNIQUE TO APD, BUT YOU'VE SEEN IT ACROSS THE NATION.

UH, WE ARE MAKING STRIDES TO TRY TO SUPPLEMENT THOSE STORES, THOSE STAFFING SHORTAGES BY OVERTIME EXPENDITURES, UM, AND HAVING OFFICERS RESPOND IN OVERTIME TYPE ASSIGNMENTS.

AND WITH THAT BEING SAID, WE ARE EXPENDED, UH, 11, A LITTLE OVER 11 MILLION, ALMOST SEVEN, I'M SORRY, APOLOGIZE.

16 MILLION, UM, IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN EXPENDED SO FAR TO DATE WITH AN OVERTIME BUDGET AUTHORIZED OF ROUGHLY 6 MILLION.

SO WE'RE ABOUT 285% OVER EXPENDITURE TO DATE.

AND IT'LL BE FURTHER EXPLAINED WHEN THESE NEXT FEW SLIDES NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND YOU COULDN'T KIND OF SEE THE CONSISTENT TREND THERE, AGAIN, NOT UNIQUE TO APD, BUT IT'S SOMETHING YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE ACROSS MOST AGENCIES RIGHT NOW IS THE CONTINUED, UM, STAFFING WITH OVERTIME AND TRYING TO BE ABLE TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE CALLS FOR SERVICE ACROSS ANY JURISDICTION.

AND, UH, WE HAVE SEEN A CONSISTENT INCREASE OR I'M SORRY, CONSISTENT OVERTIME USAGE WELL OVER OUR AUTHORIZED BUDGET FROM YEAR TO YEAR.

AND THIS IS JUST A FIVE-YEAR, SIX-YEAR LOOKING AT X SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, THIS IS DRIVEN BY, AS YOU COULD SEE THE OPERATIONAL VACANCIES, WHICH 259, UH, WE HAVE AN AUTHORIZED COMPLEMENT OF 1809, UH, POSITIONS FILLED 1550, AND THAT DOES LEAVE US AN OPERATIONAL VACANCY OF 259 POSITIONS, UH, WITH SEVERAL MORE, UM, UH, POTENTIALS, UM, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AS WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THAT TREND, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, CIVILIAN STOPPING LEVELS.

AND I CONTINUE TO SEE THE SAME TREND.

UM, I KNOW WE DID A LITTLE PRESENTATION AS IT RELATED SPECIFICALLY TO OUR, UH, TO THE RESEARCH AND PLANNING DIVISION LAST, UH, LAST MEETING.

HOWEVER, THIS GIVES AN OVERALL PICTURE WHERE YOU COULD SEE, WE HAVE AN AUTHORIZED COMPLIMENT OF 734 POSITIONS ACROSS THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION WITH 605 OF THOSE FILLED THAT DOES INCLUDE A CURRENT ACADEMIES AND INTERNS AND TEMPS.

AND WE HAVE A VACANCY OF 129 POSITIONS, WHICH DOES INCLUDE FOUR INTERNSHIPS THAT WE'RE AUTHORIZED TO HAVE.

AND THEN LASTLY, THESE ARE THE CADET CLASSES.

WE HAVE 145TH, UH, WHICH STARTED IN MARCH 28TH, WITH 84 CADETS.

UH, CURRENTLY OF THOSE 84, WE HAVE 66 WITH AN ANTICIPATED GRADUATION OF 2022.

HOWEVER, JUST TO NOTE, THAT DOES NOT MEAN A FULLY INDEPENDENT OFFICER BECAUSE THEY WILL BE GOING THROUGH AN FTO PERIOD FOR A TIME AFTER THAT, UH, BEFORE YOU WILL ACTUALLY SEE THEM GO INTO A SOLO OPERATING OFFICER.

UH, WE ARE WORKING ON STARTING IN FACT TODAY, OUR TRANSITIONAL OFFICER PROGRAM, WHICH IS THE 146 CADET CLASS, WHICH STARTED TODAY AGAIN, UH, WITH EIGHT OFFICERS.

AND THEN WE HAVE OUR NEXT TO CADET CLASS, WHICH WILL BE STARTING, UH, IN AUGUST 10TH WHERE WE'RE LOOKING, WE DON'T HAVE A FINALIZED NUMBER, BUT WE'RE HOPING TO FILL BETWEEN 70 AND 80 POSITIONS IN THAT CADET CLASS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THIS JUST GIVES AN OVERALL PICTURE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS OF THE AUTHORIZED SWORN STAFFING LEVELS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, AS WELL AS WHAT I WAS, UH, KIND OF TALKING ABOUT EARLIER ARE SEPARATIONS.

SO YOU COULD SEE THE YEAR TO YEAR SEPARATIONS, UH, BEING THE LOW FROM 2019 OF 79 TO A HIGH IN 2021 OF 177.

AND AS IT CURRENTLY SITS WITH JUST A LITTLE OVER HALF OF THE YEAR, UM, PAST, UH, WE'RE ABOUT 106 BETWEEN Q1 AND Q3.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND WITH

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THAT, UH, THIS WAS A BRIEF PRESENTATION, I'M SORRY.

UM, BECAUSE I DO APOLOGIZE THERE AGAIN FOR THE PREVIOUS, UH, TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

UM, BUT WITH THAT BEING SAID, I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN UP TO ANY QUESTIONS THE COMMISSION MAY HAVE, UM, COMMISSIONER SIERRA, ALLIE AREVALO.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION, MR. MADSON, YOU, UH, YOU MENTIONED, UH, THE ONGOING CONVERSATIONS AROUND HOW TO CALCULATE CLEARANCES BEYOND A SIMPLE FREQUENCY.

UM, YOU SYMPATHETIC TO THE PROBLEMS OF, UH, CASES THAT ARE OPENED IN ONE FISCAL YEAR THAT THEN CARRY ON TO ANOTHER.

IT'S A, IT'S A CONSISTENT PROBLEM ACROSS JURISDICTIONS.

AS I MENTIONED DURING A PRIOR MEETING, HOWEVER, WE CAN'T LET THE PERFECT BE THE ENEMY OF THE GOOD, I'M CURIOUS AS TO WHY THERE HASN'T BEEN SOME SORT OF RELATIVE METRIC IMPLEMENTED, WHETHER THAT BE CLEARANCES