It will be next month before the police services board decides if it will release a series of reports that have been prepared by the city’s chief of police following police-involved shootings in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Spectator’s Bill Dunphy has asked for the release of 11 such documents that will have been authored and kept private over the past decade.
Dunphy argues that keeping such reports under wraps undermines public confidence.
Chief Glenn DeCaire stresses that it’s the board’s decision to make and he can take “no position” on the request.
Board members will make a decision at their next meeting after recieving legal advice.
Members want to know what other police services do and about any privacy concerns.
There will be an experienced hand on the tiller as the Hamilton Police Services Board moves forward.
Bernie Morelli has been named as chairman taking over from Mayor Bob Bratina who recently resigned his seat on the board.
Just days after being cleared of alleged code of conduct violations by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission Councillor Terry Whitehead has also made his return to the board.