Public Safety Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on April 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

                                                 CITY COUNCIL


                                 HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS

                                      Notice of Committee Meeting

 There will be a Regular Meeting of the Committee on

                           Public Safety

At City Hall in the Council Chambers Wed April 30, 2014

at  7:00 P.M.

 Per order of the Chairperson: Linda Vacon




  • Approval of previous meeting minutes
  • Jourdain: Order that the  Police Chief & Mayor appear before the City Council to discuss/explain the 10 day suspension related to Lt. John Hart for the second time in 2 years misplacing/losing a firearm in public in our city.  Please be prepared to discuss the rationale behind this his first and then second suspension so the public can learn all of the facts and judge for themselves if such a penalty was warranted.  We also need to understand to the extent to which the public is being jeopardized by the potentially negligent behavior by one of our officers.  We also need to understand police department policies and decisions as it relates to mishandling of city owned firearms issued to the police.  Be also prepared to discuss the potential for liability to the city that could have arisen from these incidents.
  • Jourdain Order that the police department provide copies of all incident reports, investigative reports, emails, memorandums, disciplinary reports, decisions and other communications related to both missing firearms incidents (September 2011 & November 2013) regarding Lt. Hart so the City Council has the benefit of all the same information they have.  Please provide this information to the City Council within 14 days of receipt of this request.


Ryan M. Allen: Administrative Assistant

 The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

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