Nicole Small ( Raw Questionnaire Responses )

How will your name appear on the ballot?

Nicole Small

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

My professional experience with Unions and HR allowed me to find resolutions for opposing parties based on contractual agreements and policies. My community and political advocacy efforts is what fuels my passion for creating and supporting progressive and equitable agendas.

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

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?

Other (please specify):
I support electing 9 Commissioners and reducing mayors appointments to 2 appointees

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

Definitely would

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

Definitely would

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

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):
Commissioners should review and approve number of officers assigned to each precinct to ensure that areas like downtown arent overly compensated, while neighborhood precincts are understaffed

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

Other (please specify):
I think this can be just as much of a conflict as those elected that use this as opportunity for advancing personal political aspirations

I affirm the above statement.



Help Us Recount The Charter Revision Vote

What You Can Do

The Charter Revision (Detroit Proposal R) was missing from some ballots.

Please share this form so people, who’s ballots were missing the proposal, can fill it in:


We need a deposit of $25 per precinct to fund the recount.  We need this when we file (Probably Friday August 24th).  Pitch in what ever you can.  If we don’t raise enough to file, your contribution will be refunded:


Volunteer by completing this contact form:


Share this with everyone in Detroit if possible.  The more people we reach the better!

Why Recount The Charter Vote?

  • The Detroit Charter Revision Proposal (Proposal R) appeared to be unpopular going into the election.
  • The trend in the results reversed when the vote reporting website went offline election night… and it only “won” by 175 votes.
  • I have spoken to a few people who are willing to go on record that the Charter Revision Proposal WAS NOT ON THEIR BALLOTS.  I am reaching out to larger numbers to see if there are more.
  • One highly respected person was told by poll workers in the 25th precinct (Dickerson voting location) that the Proposal WOULD NOT BE ON THE PRIMARY BALLOT AND WOULD BE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.
  • Almost 40% of the participating voters did not cast a vote on the proposal… (Was it missing from their ballots?).
  • This costly proposal would leave the revision up to a few people who are relatively unknown and got their paperwork in early.  Most will automatically be on the revision commission.
  • There are people working to take away your right to elect your own police commissioners.  A right you just got through the 2012 Charter.

A Conversation With Bankole Thompson & 3 Commissioners On Civilian Oversight / Charter

Scotty Boman, Founder

Yesterday I had the honor of being a guest on the Bankole Thompson show, “Red Line” on 910 AM Superstation. Police Commissioners Burton and Davis were in the studio, and former Commissioner Crawford called in.

There seems to be a consensus building against revising the Charter. Crawford’s comments add credibility to my assertion that independent civilian oversight would likely be lost in a revision.

Here are links to the FB-Live recordings Thompson made:







DRACO Founder On Bob Ficano Show with Guest Host Willie Burton 1-7-2018

Please Chip In To Protect Civilian Oversight

Scotty Boman was granted permission to post this show by the Station Manager of WADL AM. 910 Superstation, Denise “Dody” Johnson… Thank you! This is the January 7th episode of former Wayne County Sheriff Robert “Bob” Ficano’s show. The guest host is Detroit Police Commissioner Willie E. Burton (Dist. 5). The Show goes from 8AM to 10AM every Sunday on 910 AM in Metro Detroit. Guest were D.R.A.C.O Founder,Scotty Boman (Both Segments) Ray Winans of DLIVE (First Segment) James Holmes Cease Fire (First Segment) Former Assistant Attorney General Dwayne Johnson (Both Segments) Legacy Developement CEO John Parker (Last Segment) The studio is on the grounds of “Broadcast House” in Southfield Michigan.


Don’t Play Dice With The Charter (Be Informed)

Please Chip In To Protect Civilian Oversight

Your vote on August 7th could save civilian oversight.

A NO vote on the Charter Revision will secure your right to elect Police Commissioners.

The Most Important Ballot Item Has Received The Least Attention

You will be asked if the City Charter should be revised. We won’t tell you how to vote, but here are some things you should know …

  • The current charter allows you to elect your police commissioner.
  • If a majority of Detroiters vote in favor of the charter revision, your right to elect a police commissioner could be taken away.
  • The BOPC is not part of the DPD, it provides civilian oversight to the Police Department. A charter revision could end civilian oversight.
  • The nine Charter Revision Commissioners would (if the measure passes) be chosen from the fifteen who have already filed their paperwork.  Their names haven’t even been reasonably publicized, and most of them would automatically end up on the commission.

I feel the people of Detroit should know who the November Charter candidates would be.  Here are their names:

1. Emily Dabish

2. Graham Davis

3. Michael Griffie

4. Taylor HArrell

5. Barissa Holmes

6. Lara A Hughes

7. Quincy Jones

8. Richard Mack

9. Denzel Anton McCampbell

10. Byron Dsderm

11. Tracy Peters

12. Nichole Small

13. JoAnna Underwood

14. Carol Weaver

15. Barbara Anne Wynder

It’s too late for additional candidates to add their names to the ballot.



Scotty Boman Discusses The Charter On Feedback

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Theo Broughton interviews special guest D.R.A.C.O. founder Scotty Boman about the effect a charter revision could have on Detroit’s elected Board of Police Commissioners. The consensus on the panel was to vote, “No” on revising the charter. D.R.A.C.O. stands for “Detroit Residents Advancing Civilian Oversight” The program “Feedback” was live on WHPR-TV33 on July 9, 2018. It was hosted by Hood Research founder Theo Broughton with Guest Host Police Commissioner William Davis. Scotty Boman thanks 5th District Commissioner Willie E. Burton for inspiring his interest in the BOPC (as a life-long civilian), and State Representative Bettie Cook Scott for being DPD veteran who has steadfastly supported civilian oversight and citizen efforts to prevent police brutality.