Charter Commission, Detroit Charter, DRACO

Michael R Griffie ( Raw Questionnaire Responses )

How will your name appear on the ballot?

Michael R Griffie

What do you believe qualifies you to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

Licensed attorney, former school principal and teacher, I feel I have the experience necessary to represent Detroit well.

Why do you want to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

To serve the citizens of Detroit with integrity and honor.

Would you support keeping a Board of Police Commissioners in the revised charter?

Definitely would

Would you support keeping a system whereby the majority of the Police Commissioners are elected?

Probably would

Would you support the election of some of the Commissioners by district?

Probably would

Would you support the requirement that Commissioners be civilians at the time they are elected?

Probably would

Check powers or responsibilities you would like Police Commissioners to retain:

In consultation with the Chief of Police, and with the approval of the Mayor establish policies, rules and regulations.
Review and approve the departmental budget before its submission to the Mayor.
Receive and resolve, as provided in this chapter, any complaint concerning the operation of the Police Department and forward all allegations of criminality to the appropriate internal or external law enforcement agency for further investigation.
Act as final authority in imposing or reviewing discipline of employees of the department.
Make an annual report to the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the department’s activities during the previous year, including the handling of crime and complaints, and of future plans.
The Board may subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and require the production of evidence.
The Board shall also appoint a Chief Investigator and such additional staff of investigators as it deems necessary.

Do you think it is a conflict of interest for former Detroit Police Officers to serve on the BOPC?

I affirm the above statement.

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