Charter Commission, Detroit Charter, DRACO

Tracy Peters ( Raw Questionnaire Responses )

Q1
How will your name appear on the ballot?

Tracy Peters

Q2
What do you believe qualifies you to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

I understand fully that Detroit’s City Charter expresses the will of the People. The most qualified candidates are those experienced at overcoming barriers to resident engagement in the charter revision process including lack of computer and/or neighborhood library access, limited transportation options and language barriers. Twenty years as a public school teacher and six as an attorney practiced at citizen engagement support my strength in this area.

Q3
Why do you want to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

Q4
Would you support keeping a Board of Police Commissioners in the revised charter?

Definitely would

Q5
Would you support keeping a system whereby the majority of the Police Commissioners are elected?

Definitely would

Q6
Would you support the election of some of the Commissioners by district?

Probably would

Q7
Would you support the requirement that Commissioners be civilians at the time they are elected?

Definitely would

Q8
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.
Other (please specify):
I would maintain the Peoples’ expressed will that the City’s police force is in strict subordination to the Civil Power.

Q9
Do you think it is a conflict of interest for former Detroit Police Officers to serve on the BOPC?

Sometimes

Q10
I affirm the above statement.

Yes.

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