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City Chief Administrative Officer Gilbert Montano told me he doesn’t know who applied and he hasn’t been provided a list of the six remaining candidates. If he doesn’t know, who does? The IACP.

We needed transparency at the start of this process — and throughout. The city engaged IACP based on its previous police chief searches. IACP has an approach, a system. But what is it? The city shouldn’t have signed a contract with IACP without knowing more about what they were going to do, and how, and when.

“The challenge we have now is we have no information on the search process,” said Morrell. He said 27 candidates were eliminated on the same day, and he doesn’t know why. “This could’ve been handled in a more professional way,” he added.

The lack of transparency makes it harder for City Council members to confidently go into their police chief confirmation process.


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