Tag: Geneva Police Review Board

GPD Michael Passalacqua Says GPD Can’t Keep City Safe with Current Staffing Levels  Crowd Verbally Attacking Salamendra Ends Geneva City Council Work Session

Geneva City Council work session cut short after turning to chaos (video)

Staffing issues took center stage at a work session for Geneva City Council- as a presentation by GPD Chief Michael Passalacqua led to a contentious exchange between council members. Less than an hour into the meeting, it was ended, as Mayor Steve ... MORE
Divided Council Fights Through Police Review Board Appointments

Geneva City Council fights through PRB appointments despite division

During Geneva City Council’s Wednesday, June 2 meeting, Council spent a large portion of the meeting considering appointments to the Geneva Police Review Board (PRB). Despite interviewing well over 40 applicants and holding around 10 executive sessions related to PRB interviews and ... MORE
City of Geneva Rejects Calls For Police Review Board Public Law Referendum – Geneva United Backs Off Threat of Litigation

Geneva rejects referendum vote request on PRB, Geneva United says they won’t pursue legal action

For nearly a year the City of Geneva struggled with enacting a Local Law to create a Police Review Board (PRB). The Geneva City Council approved  Local Law 1-2021 creating the PRB on February 3, 2021. But the controversy surrounding the PRB ... MORE
In Contentious Meeting Geneva City Council  Approves Police Reform and Reinvention Plan  Councilor Ken Camera Calls for Dismissal of City Attorney

During contentious meeting Geneva City Council approves police reform plan, Councilor Camera calls for dismissal of city attorney

Geneva City Council held a special meeting Wednesday, March 24 during which they approved the City of Geneva Police Reform and Reinvention Plan. The Council also set a schedule for interviewing candidates for the Geneva Police Review Board (PRB). Wednesday’s meeting was ... MORE
Geneva City Council Approves Special Counsel for Police Review Board Referendum

Geneva City Council approves special counsel for PRB referendum

The Geneva Police Review Board fight entered a new phase Wednesday, March 10 when City Council approved a Resolution to appoint a Special Counsel to assist the City regarding a petition for a Referendum on the Police Review Board (PRB). On March ... MORE
Geneva United Trying To Force Police Review Board Referendum With Petition

Geneva United trying to force PRB referendum vote

Geneva United is planning to present a Petition to Geneva City Clerk Lori Guinan  Thursday, March 4, 2021, at about 11:30 a.m. The Petition calls on the City of Geneva to put the recently passed Police Review Board (PRB) Public Law out ... MORE
Geneva City Council Approves Controversial Police Review Board on 6-3 Vote

Geneva City Council approves Police Review Board by 6-3 vote

On Wednesday Geneva City Council ended a nearly year-long saga by approving Public Law 1-2021, which establishes a Police Review Board. Prior to Wednesday’s vote, most of the Council took time to speak on the proposed Public Law and the process that ... MORE
Councilor Ken Camera Discloses Confidential Personnel Information During Open meeting – Residents Turn Out In Force To Comment ON Police Review Board Proposal

Geneva City Councilor discloses confidential information, public turns out in force on PRB issue

During Thursday’s Geneva City Council meeting Councilor Ken Camera (Ward 4) appeared to disclose potentially confidential personnel information during a live public meeting that was airing on YouTube. Towards the end of the meeting, the issue of Council being blamed for voting ... MORE
Procedural Error Forced City of Geneva To Reschedule Police Review Board Public Hearing

Procedural error forces Geneva City Council to reschedule PRB public hearing

The City of Geneva has been struggling with consideration of a Police Review Board (PRB) public law for months. Geneva City Council previously held a nearly three-hour public hearing on the initial Police Accountability Board (PAB) proposal on September 22nd. Since then, ... MORE
Geneva Police Review Board Public Hearing Rescheduled

Police Review Board public hearing rescheduled in Geneva

On Wednesday Geneva City Council was scheduled to hold its second public hearing on the Police Review Board (PRB) Public Law. However, instead Council met to reschedule the hearing. Council was forced to reschedule the hearing because staff failed to submit the ... MORE
Police Accountability Board Renamed Police Review Board  Police Review Board Law Could Be Subject to a Mandatory Referendum

PAB renamed in Geneva: Could it be subject to mandatory referendum?

On Monday Geneva City Council met in another 3-hour session to address the remaining issues involving the proposed Police Accountability Board. For the most part, the Council continued to rehash previously discussed sections of the law. However, one major new proposal did ... MORE
Geneva City Council Fights Through Another  Police Accountability Board Public Law Work Session

Geneva City Council fights through another PAB work session

On Thursday Geneva City Council met for what some believed would be the final Council work session on the proposed Police Accountability Board (PAB) Law. Instead, the meeting showed that the Council is far from being close to taking the proposed law ... MORE
Council Denies PAB Unrestricted Access to GPD Bodycam Footage – Valentino Ignores Councilors’ Motions to Amend PAB Law As Not Specific Enough

Geneva City Council denies PAB unrestricted access to body cam footage

Mayor Steve Valentino opened the meeting by asking City Attorney Emil Bove, Jr. to discuss a proposal to establish a time requirement for filing PAB complaints. Bove presented language to the Council that proposed a 180-day complaint filing deadline. Bove contended that ... MORE
Geneva City Council Votes To Revisit Officer Layoffs

City Council votes to revisit police officer layoffs in Geneva

The Geneva City Council held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, November 5th. The meeting was streamed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, and one of the most-controversial topics from the group’s last session was back on the agenda. The meeting opened with Councilor ... MORE
Geneva City Council Revisits Budget Deletions And  Returns $8,700 For Foundry Voucher Program And $2,500 For Colony Care Givers

Geneva City Council revisits budget items cut in last session, returns foundry voucher program

The Geneva City Council met Monday for a budget work session. The Council resumed virtual meetings via Zoom due to the increase in COVID-19. The Council continued to try and cut enough spending from the 2021 budget to reduce the anticipated 13% ... MORE