§ 2-B. Executive Director  

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  • The city manager shall appoint the CCA's executive director, who shall be an unclassified employee of the City. The city manager shall consult with the board and seek the board's recommendations, provided, however, that the final selection of the executive director shall be made by the city manager. The executive director shall serve as an unclassified employee and may be discharged by the city manager after consultation with the board. This provision shall not relieve the city manager of the duty to respect the need of the executive director to act independently, consistent with the duties of the executive director. The executive director will be accountable for the efficient operations of the CCA, and for the achievement of the desired outcomes set forth above.

    The executive director shall have professional experience in the investigation of allegations of police misconduct, and he/she should be perceived as fair and impartial. To this end, the city manager and other city officials, including elected officials, shall be prohibited from interfering with individual investigations.

    The executive director shall be responsible for day-to-day operations of the CCA, including (i) recommendations for hiring of professional and support staff, (ii) preparation, submission and adherence to a budget, (iii) conduct and timely completion of investigations, (iv) reporting to the City on the CCA's work, and (v) maintaining an effective working relationship with the CPD and other branches of government. Within the resources allocated by city council, the executive director shall ensure that the CCA's human and other resources are sufficient to ensure timely completion of investigations and maintenance of complete and accurate records.

    As a condition of employment, all police officers and city employees are required to provide truthful and accurate information to the CCA. In addition to the foregoing, when a key witness other than a city employee refuses to cooperate in an investigation, the executive director may recommend to the board that a subpoena be issued to compel such testimony, and the board shall have the authority to request such a subpoena from city council. Subpoenas for the attendance of persons shall be secured only through city council. The board shall have the authority to issue subpoenas for documents, photographs, audio tapes, electronic files and tangible things, subject to approval by the board's legal counsel.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 149-2002, eff. May 15, 2002)