The Executive Committee of Tallahassee Branch NAACP has obtained and released the personnel files of the remaining three candidates vying for the position of Police Chief for the City of Tallahassee.
Adner Marcelin, President of the Tallahassee Branch NAACP, said, “The Citizens of Tallahassee deserve full and fair disclosure regarding all candidates for the position of police chief. The crime rate in Tallahassee, as of 2018, was higher than 94% of U.S. cities (city-data.com). The issue of how we address crime is just as critical as during the 2016 election for Sheriff. Leadership comes from the top. We must have full transparency in the selection of a new police chief.”
The Executive Committee filed public information requests for all finalists. To date it has received the data on each of them.
The data is being publicly posted on the Branch’s website. The Executive Committee of the NAACP is asking all citizens to review the public performance and disciplinary records of all candidates made available by their departments, and to allow the facts to speak for themselves. The citizens of Tallahassee must make informed decisions, and we believe that they can only do so when they have all the facts.
The NAACP is also encouraging all citizens to attend the City’s public meeting, being held at the Lincoln Center (438 West Brevard Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304) on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:00PM, where citizens will be able to weigh in on the conversation about who should be our City’s next police chief.
Let your voice be heard. Share your feedback with City Manger, Reese Goad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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