Public Safety Committee to Interview Seven Community Organization Candidates for Police Oversight Commission Next Week

first_img Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Public Safety Committee to Interview Seven Community Organization Candidates for Police Oversight Commission Next Week By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 7:54 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newscenter_img [UPDATED] The Public Safety Committee on Wednesday selected six applicants from the community based applications to come back for interviews next week.Patrice Marshall McKenzie, Mikala Rahn, Juliana Serrano, Florence Annang, Shoghig Yeprmian, Kenneth Rotter and Alexis Abernathy will make short presentations to the Public Safety Committee publicly sometime next week.All of the candidates except Rotter are women.McKenzie, Abernathy and Annang are African American.Serrano is Latina, and Rahn and Rotter are white.The City Council is seeking to establish a commission that is 50 percent women.After presentations next week, three candidates will be recommended to the City Council although the PSC could decide to send more.“This is a matter of tremendous importance. This is the real first step in the appointment process,” said Mayor Victor Gordo.Originally the committee was scheduled to make selections based on the applications and send the candidates to the City Council, but Tyron Hampton asked for interviews with the nominations before they were sent to council.Mayor Gordo and Councilmember Steve Madison agreed with the idea.“We are looking for fairness and people with a willingness to look at all sides of the issue,” Gordo said. “I think it’s fair to ask questions of the candidates and get a response.”Local residents have called for citizen oversight of the police department since the early 1990s. After the commission is in place, Pasadena will have more oversight and advisory bodies related to its Police Department than most other departments –members of local community organizations for the city’s Police Oversight Commission.City Clerk Mark Jomsky’s office received 31 letters and four public speaker cards.Marshall McKenzie and Serrano received the majority of the support from that correspondence.The City Council approved the commission, along with an auditor in October after voting down an alternate version that would have granted the commission subpoena power.The council moved to provide more civilian oversight in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, as well as a number of officer-involved deaths in Pasadena over the past several years.Following Floyd’s death, cities around the country, including Pasadena, erupted in highly emotional protests, marches, and occasional acts of violence.Chauvin, who was fired following the incident, is presently on trial for Floyd’s murder.The purpose of the commission, according to the city’s website, “is to enhance, develop, and strengthen community-police relations, and review and make recommendations regarding the ongoing operations of the police department to the chief of police, city manager, and/or city council.” Top of the News Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Mirza Teletovic is new President of the Basketball Association of BiH

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina’s representative and captain Mirza Teletovic is the new president of the Basketball Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Teletovic was unanimously elected to the top position in Basketball Association of BiH (KSBiH) at an extraordinary session held on Saturday.Also, it was decided that the Vice Presidents of the KSBiH Steering Committee will be Dalibor Milos and Boris Spasojevic.“As I am fighting while playing basketball, I will fight for KSBiH to function properly. I give you my promise. Once again, I thank you,” Teletovic said in his brief address.The president of the KSBiH Assembly is Dalibor Milos, the vice presidents are Nihad Selimovic and Ognjen Mihajlovic.New members of UOKSBiH are Aid Berbic from Tuzla and Feda Jovanovic from Zenica, Boris Spasojevic, Dana Muminovic and Milan Plavsic from Republika Srpska and Dalibor Milos, Nikica Petrovic and Vinko Batinic from KS Herceg-Bosna.Mirza Teletović (born September 17, 1985) is a Bosnian former professional basketball player who spent six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represented and captained the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team. Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he played at the power forward position.After a long career in the NBA and Europe, Mirza Teletovic decided to call it a day from the professional action, after facing several health issues these past years.Teletovic, 33, spent the last few seasons in the NBA with Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets.last_img read more

Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL

first_imgBaltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, left, hands off to running back Ray Rice during a training camp practice, Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the team’s practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo)OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.The six-year veteran was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being expunged.Rice met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last month after joining the diversion program. Goodell ultimately decided to suspend the running back for two games without pay and fine him an additional game check “for conduct detrimental to the NFL in violation of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.”Despite the court’s decision not to impose criminal punishment, “the Commissioner determined, as he advised Rice, that the conduct was incompatible with NFL policies and warranted disciplinary action.”In a letter to Rice, Goodell wrote:  “As you acknowledged during our meeting, your conduct was unquestionably inconsistent with league polices and the standard of behavior required of everyone who is part of the NFL. The league is an entity that depends on integrity and in the confidence of the public and we simply cannot tolerate conduct that endangers others or reflects negatively on our game. This is particularly true with respect to domestic violence and other forms of violence against women.”Rice’s suspension will begin on Aug. 30. He will be eligible for reinstatement Sept. 12 after the Pittsburgh game. Rice may participate in all aspects of training camp and preseason games.“It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that’s my fault,” Rice said in a statement issued by the Ravens. “As I said earlier, I failed in many ways. But, Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents. I am better because of everything we have experienced since that night. The counseling has helped tremendously.”Rice is the team’s career leader in total scrimmage yards and ranks behind only Jamal Lewis in total yards rushing.Bernard Pierce is expected to start for Rice in Baltimore’s first two games.Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement: “We appreciate the thorough process the league office used to evaluate the incident with Ray Rice. The time the Commissioner spent with Ray and Janay is typical of the extra steps the NFL takes when making decisions regarding discipline issues. While not having Ray for the first two games is significant to our team, we respect the league’s decision and believe it is fair.”He added, “We also respect the efforts Ray has made to become the best partner and father he can be. That night was not typical of the Ray Rice we know and respect. We believe that he will not let that one night define who he is, and he is determined to make sure something like this never happens again.”Rice’s teammates were not stunned by the news of the suspension.“You knew something was going to happen,” wide receiver Torrey Smith said. “I’ll be glad when those two games are up.”Coach John Harbaugh said, “It’s part of the process. There are consequences when you make a mistake; we’ll move forward.”Rice participated Thursday in Baltimore’s first full-squad practice. Before that session began, the Ravens lost cornerback Aaron Ross for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, a mishap that occurred during his conditioning test.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more