During the week of May 20, administrative hearings will be held for 12 police supervisors in connection to the police pursuit that occurred on November 29, 2012. Based on the charges and the level of potential discipline, Public Safety Director Marty Flask will hear six of the cases and Police Chief Michael McGrath will hear the remaining cases.
To ensure that the police supervisors receive due process and consideration, the City will not comment on the individual supervisors or charges at this time. Disciplinary hearings are administrative in nature and are not open to the public or the media.
After the hearings are complete, Director Flask and Chief McGrath will review the cases and determine what, if any, disciplinary action is warranted. This decision-making process will be deliberative and there is a considerable amount of evidence to be reviewed. As a result, decisions are not anticipated before early June.
The disciplinary hearings are the result of an extensive administrative review of what transpired during the pursuit on November 29 and the actions of the individual supervisors that evening, compared with the policies and procedures of the Division of Police. Charges were specified when actions appeared to be out of compliance with established policies and procedures.