Mayor Announces New Appointments to the Public Safety Review Commission

Mayor Announces New Appointments to the Public Safety Review Commission

5/10/2004

CONTACT: Lindy Eichenbaum Lent
720-865-9016
lindy.e.lent@ci.denver.co.us

Mayor Announces New Appointments to the Public Safety Review Commission

Mayor John Hickenlooper announced Monday his candidates for appointment to the Public Safety Review Commission (PSRC). Pending City Council approval, George Anna Chapman and Larry Left Hand Bull, will join the Mayor’s previous appointee David Montez. The PSRC is charged with reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes to policies, practices, rules and procedures of the Police and Sheriffs departments. It makes recommendations regarding the promotion of positive police-community relations and regarding specific complaints, as well as reviews investigations conducted by the police and sheriffs departments. The police review task force is currently reviewing the scope and responsibilities of this Commission.

George Anna Chapman is a training and development coordinator for Kaiser Permanente and previously worked as the legislative coordinator for Denver’s Domestic Violence Coalition. She currently serves on the board of Families & Allies Working Together, the SafeHouse Denver Advisory Committee, and the Policy Advisory Committee of the Developmental Disabilities Division of the Colorado Department of Human Services. She is also the current co-chair of Kaiser Permanente’s Facility Diversity Council.

Lawrence P. Left Hand Bull works for the Denver Indian Health and Family Services. He is a volunteer for Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, a volunteer for the Denver Indian Center, a community activist with the All Nations Alliance, and a former member of the Native Nations of Auraria. He is also a member of the police review task force.

City ordinance prohibits City/County employees or officers from serving on the PSRC. As such, Chapman is filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Darius Smith, who was hired by Denver’s Human Rights/Community Relations agency. Once approved by City Council, her appointment will be effective immediately and will expire on December 31, 2004. Left Hand Bull is filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Wayne Vaden, who was appointed by Mayor Hickenlooper to serve as Denver’s Clerk and Recorder. Once approved by City Council, his appointment will be effective immediately and will expire on December 31, 2005.

They will join David Montez, whom Mayor Hickenlooper appointed to the PSRC in late December 2003 to a term that expires on December 31, 2007.

David Montez is the events and publications coordinator for the Latino/a Research and Policy Center at the University of Colorado-Denver. He is a current participant in Leadership Denver and active with the Human Rights Campaign’s Colorado chapter.

PSRC members with ongoing, unexpired terms are Roxane Baca, chair; John Walsh, and Rev. Willie Simmons. One vacancy remains. The Public Safety Review Commission was created by Denver City ordinance in 1992.

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