The Peoria Police and Community Relations Commission (PCRC) hasn't met since March, 2013. The commission formed in 2010 out of an NAACP complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division regarding allegations of police brutality and racial profiling.
It's been rough going for the Commission, as they have faced resignations of appointees, and their main discussions have been based around rather they should even meet.
In 2011, the Peoria NAACP and the Peoria Police began a cooperative to address crime, wherein the NAACP gave the PPD "latitude to do whatever is necessary, but hold Police accountable." A review of the the PCRC minutes do not indicate that this initiative was ever discussed and as a result, accountability and results have not been examined. As far as I can see, to date, that "latitude" given by the NAACP, was never revoked.
How many people were stopped,
where, and how many resulted in arrests?
"Settingsgaard said one critical point in the interaction between a citizen and a police officer is the way they disengage. When disengagement is professional and respectful, the citizen usually feels positive.
He recounted one man who had been stopped three times over a short period last summer, when the police task force descended on South Peoria following gun crimes.
"When there is a good explanation about why someone is stopped, it's a good ending. This guy had been stopped three times, and he said he didn't mind," Settingsgaard said." (emphasis added)
Really? He didn't mind? Wow, what a fine upstanding citizen.
Today, the New York Times is reporting that a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the