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Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community and Transparency

Established by Executive Order 2020-11 on June 16, 2020

 


Submit Testimony to the Commission

Please note that all emails sent to this address, including attached documents or other media, are considered public and will be included on the website, as part of the written testimony considered by the Commission.


Monthly Reports on Implementation of Executive Order 2020-19

Final Report


Meetings

August Calendar, as of 8/27/2020

August Calendar, as of 8/24/2020

August Calendar, as of 8/13/2020

August Calendar, as of 8/6/2020

Email to Commission re: Schedule for the Remainder of August


The members of the commission will consist of the following:

  • Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, Chair
  • Robert Quinn, Commissioner of the Department of Safety
  • Ahni Malachi, Executive Director, New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights
  • John Scippa, Director, Police Standards and Training Council
  • Rogers Johnson, Chair of the Governor's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • James McKim, President of the Manchester NH NAACP
  • Sawako Gardner, Justice of the New Hampshire Circuit Court
  • Mark Morrison, New Hampshire Police Association
  • Charlie Dennis, President, New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Ken Norton, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness – New Hampshire
  • Joseph Lascaze, Smart Justice Organizer, ACLU New Hampshire
  • Julian Jefferson, Attorney, New Hampshire Public Defender
  • Eddie Edwards, Public Member
  • Ronelle Tshiela, Public Member

The Commission will engage all interested and relevant public, private, and community stakeholders and develop recommendations for reforms that the Commission deems necessary to enhance transparency, accountability, and community relations in law enforcement.

To fulfill this charge, the Commission will examine the following:

  1. Training curriculum, procedures and policies developed by State Police, local police departments, and the Police Standards and Training Council, and potential options for improving the same to better address certain areas which may include, but are not limited to, (i) de-escalation, (ii) use of deadly and non-deadly force, and (iii) diversity training;
  2. State and local procedures related to the reporting and investigation of police misconduct, and potential reforms which may include, but are not limited to, development of a uniform statewide system for the reporting, investigation, and punishment of police misconduct;
  3. The current state of relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve, and potential steps that can be taken to enhance these relationships; and
  4. Any other subject matter which the Commission deems relevant to the overall mission of enhancing transparency, accountability, and community relations in law enforcement.

The Commission will have 45 days to submit a report containing its recommendations to the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the President of the Senate. The Commission's report will be posted publicly on the Governor's Office website.

Public Testimony