The co-chairs of the committee will be Anita Madison, a
former Toledo Police officer and current executive committee
member of the NAACP Toledo; David Fleetwood,
business manager for Laborers
Local 500 union and
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority board member;
and Peter Silverman, former Toledo Board of Education
member, former Toledo City Council member, and a partner at Shumaker,
Loop & Kendrick, LLP.
The members of the committee are: the Rev. Donald Perryman, the
Rev. Willie Perryman, Ray Wood, Judd Silverman, Jayla Few, Ruth
Leonard, Dr. Patrice McClellan, RaShya
Ghee, Charles Allen, Tonya Rider, Reggie Williams, Imam Ahmad Deeb, Joaquin Cintrón Vega, the Rev. Otis Gordon, Avis Files,
José Rosales, Dr. Hope Bland, Carnel Smith, Tawann Gaston, the
Rev. Randall Parker III, Lisa McDuffie, Marvin Whitfield, Albert
Earl, David Ross, Erin Baker, Sarah Skow, Diana Patton, Jim
O’Brien, Brittany Ford, Pastor Cedric Brock, Rita Mansour,
Toledo Police Chief George Kral, Toledo Police Deputy Chief
Michael Troendle, Toledo Police Officer Dan Raab, and Toledo
Police Officer Gregory Zattau.
The support staff for the committee will be Chief of
Staff Catherine Crosby, Deputy Chief of Staff Karen Poore,
Legislative Director Gretchen DeBacker, Diversity and Inclusion
Director Matt Boaz, and Toledo City Council Manager of
Legislative Operations Kim Baker.
The managers/moderators are Jason Daniels and Kelli Daniels.
Kapszukiewicz has previously ordered
that the police internal affairs division be re-located from the
Safety Building to a neutral site, a move that will be completed
by Aug. 3. He also banned safety forces from wearing
military-style camouflage and made available to the public the
trainings offered to our officers in areas such as de-escalation
techniques, use of force, and implicit bias. Police policies and
procedures, as well as national grade cards on how TPD scores on
various metrics of community engagement, have all been made
available over the last month.
Toledo City Council has taken strong action to meet the
challenges we face. In the last month, ordinances have been
passed that codified the city’s long-held policy of banning
chokeholds; compelled officers to intervene if they believe a
fellow officer is engaged in an unlawful use of force; and
required all officers to distribute business cards with
pertinent information about how to report potential police
“While a number of reforms have already been implemented, there
is more work to be done,” the mayor said.