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PSC Agenda packet 3-23-17 Council Public Safety Committee 2nd Floor Conference Room City Hall March 23, 2017 3:00 p.m. Members: Staff: Others: Councilmember Mendez (chair) City Manager Cliff Moore Councilmember Coffey Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Councilmember D. Gutierrez Fire Chief Bob Stewart Councilmember Lover (alternate) City Prosecutor Cynthia Martinez Brad Coughenour Scott Schafer Agenda 1. Approval of February 23, 2017 minutes 2. New Business 2a. Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit – Jeff Schneider 3. Old Business 3a. Welcoming City community conversation – Sarah Augustine, DRC 4. Other Business 5. Audience Participation 6. Information items 7. Recap of future agenda items 8. Adjournment Council Public Safety Committee February 23, 2017 MINUTES Members: Staff: Councilmember Carmen Mendez (chair) City Manager Cliff Moore Councilmember Kathy Coffey Chief Dominic Rizzi, Police Councilmember Dulce Gutierrez Chief Bob Stewart, Fire Cynthia Martinez, Prosecutor Terri Croft, Police The meeting was called to order at 3:01 p.m.  Approval of minutes of January 26, 2017 It was MOVED by Gutierrez to approve the minutes of the January 26, 2017 meeting as presented. Motion was SECONDED by Coffey. Motion PASSED unanimously. New Business There was no new business Old Business 1. Domestic Violence Public Service Announcements Beehler provided a report on when the domestic violence public service announcements were aired and which PSAs were used. He advised that extra spots were able to be procured due to partnerships that were utilized. Coffey requested a copy of the campaigns used. She also asked that Beehler coordinate with the Washington State Broadcasting Association on their PSA program regarding domestic violence. She stated that she would like to see the PSAs start before Thanksgiving and run through the holidays, and stressed the importance of airing the PSAs during critical months and time. Mendez provided a brief history of the topic for the audience 2. Domestic Violence Work Group This item was tabled. 3. Welcoming City Resolution Mendez provided a brief history of this topic and how it came to be discussed in the Public Safety Committee. Rizzi provided information regarding the policies of the Yakima Police Department in regards to immigration status. The Yakima Police Department officers are commissioned Washington State to enforce city and state laws. There is no agreement in place with the Enforcement and Removal division Immigration and Customs Enforcement. There are only 16 jurisdictions in the country that have such an agreement. Coffey thanked Chief Rizzi for his comments, and also thanked City Manager Moore for his statement released on February 21. She clarified a statement she had made at an earlier council meeting that she felt may have been misconstrued. She said her earlier statement encouraging the audience to read Moore’s statement and to discontinue coming to meetings to discuss further was intended to redirect the community’s energy toward immigration reform and helping immigrants in the Yakima Valley and City of Yakima. She understands that the process for legal immigration is long, complicated, and expensive, and that there are only three immigration attorneys in Yakima. She encouraged people to research the process and stated that she would be focusing her efforts and energy on helping to improve this process. Stewart advised that the Fire Department had no instances where they would have to ask for immigration status. Mendez then opened the meeting up to audience participation and limited comments to two minutes per speaker. The following community members spoke against becoming a Welcoming City: Larry Apigian, City resident; Alyssa Chamberlain, City resident; Faith Torres, non-resident; Charles Hutchinson, City resident; Gary Wirt, City resident; Dave Ettl, City resident; Bill Duerr, City resident; John Larson, City resident; Rick Weiss, City resident; Luis Lopez, City resident; Beverly Breitenfeldt, City resident; Mark Jones, City resident; Doug Miller, non-resident; Les Heimgartner, City resident; Dennis Saltmarsh, City resident; Bob Bieren, City resident; Daniel Scott, City resident. The following community members spoke in support of becoming a Welcoming City: David Alcontara, City resident; Diana Lopez-Bautista, City resident; Linda Brown, City resident; David Morales, City resident; Sister Mary Ellen Robinson, non-resident; Joyce Hernandez, City resident; Robert Strader, City resident; Norma Martinez, City resident; Ed Pacheco, City resident; Molly Storrs, City resident; Connie Chronister, City resident; Zulma S., non-resident; Merivet Lombera, City resident; Rogelio Montes, City resident. Jennifer James, City resident, asked questions regarding sanctuary city status. Kay Funk, City resident, spoke in favor of Hispanic residents but against the Welcoming City resolution. Phil Dindia, City resident, requested a citizen’s committee be formed to develop a resolution. Joey Anderson, City resident, spoke of protection for all citizens and against the Welcoming City resolution. Gutierrez reinforced that the City’s policies are to not inquire about immigration status. She stated that only true sanctuary cities do not share information and databases, and there is no discussion of Yakima becoming a sanctuary city. She defined the purpose of the forum was to allow the community to discuss how this impacts our community safety. Coffey stated she appreciated the opinions of all who spoke, and feels privileged that the Yakima community is so diverse and caring. She again urged the community to support immigration reform and getting undocumented people citizenship. She will be asking and encouraging the Council to take a legislative stance on the Bridge Act and other immigration legislation. She feels this is a community discussion that needs to go out into the community and it should be led by others than the Council. It was MOVED by Coffey to send a recommendation to the full council to add immigration reform to the Federal and State legislative priorities. Motion was SECONDED by Gutierrez. Motion PASSED unanimously. Mendez reiterated the need for a community discussion and advised the Dispute Resolution Center was present to discuss how they could assist in facilitating that discussion. She pointed out that the Council had approved the recreational production and sale of marijuana, in violation of federal law. Gutierrez asked Rizzi if the Police Department participated in the 287g Federal program. Rizzi advised the 287g program allows law enforcement to access immigration databases. There are stringent training, background, recertification, and ICE supervision requirements. There are 37 agencies nationwide who participate in the program and they are all jail operations. There are only 3 police department in the program and they run the program through their department’s jail operations. There are no Washington jurisdictions currently participating in the program. She asked how frequently the jail population registration is shared, and Rizzi advised it is shared daily. Gutierrez asked if Rizzi asserts that immigration enforcement is a Federal responsibility. Rizzi advised it is, although there are municipalities that are more pro-active and participate in the 287g program. Those municipalities are primarily in border states and have significantly different circumstances. Rizzi also discussed the police department’s policy and the RCW against racial profiling. Gutierrez asked if the Police Department impartially enforces the laws. Rizzi replied that the Yakima Police Department treats all community members will respect and highest regard for the sanctity of life. Coffey asked if Rizzi was aware of the issues with the Spokane Valley policy regarding Welcoming City. Rizzi was not aware of the specific issues, but understood that they had come out as officially not a welcoming city. Rizzi discussed the city of Miami, who declared they were not a sanctuary city but the Obama administration classified them as a sanctuary city based on their actions despite their proclamation. Coffey stated that a petition was distributed in Spokane Valley against the sanctuary city status and went to ballot. The public voted to not be a sanctuary city. Coffey provided this story to illustrate how at times it is best to leave things alone. 4. Dispute Resolution Center Matt Fairbanks spoke about how the DRC could assist in fostering the community conversation and a proposal had been drafted and submitted. Coffey stated she would like to study the proposal and thought it looked interesting and positive. There was discussion as to whether the proposal should go to the NCBC for review. Coffey advised she would like the PSC members to meeting and discuss, then send to the full council. Adjournment Meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. Approved: Yakima Valley Special  Investigations Unit          YVSIU  2    Table of Contents     SECTION 1.  Statement of Purpose ........................................................................................... 3  SECTION 2.  Member Agencies ................................................................................................. 4  SECTION 3.  Definitions ............................................................................................................ 4  SECTION 4.  Executive Board .................................................................................................... 4  SECTION 5.  YVSIU Commander ............................................................................................... 5  SECTION 6.  Operations Chief(s) ............................................................................................... 5  SECTION 7.  Public Information Officer .................................................................................... 5  SECTION 8.  Team Leader ......................................................................................................... 5  SECTION 9.  Investigator .......................................................................................................... 5  SECTION 10.  Training .............................................................................................................. 6  SECTION 11.  Activation ........................................................................................................... 6  SECTION 12.  Responsibilities .................................................................................................. 7  SECTION 13.  Authority ............................................................................................................ 7  SECTION 14.  Costs ................................................................................................................... 8  SECTION 15.  Interlocal Cooperation Act Provisions ................................................................. 8  SECTION 16.  Evidence ............................................................................................................. 8  SECTION 17.  Case Files ............................................................................................................ 8  SECTION 18.  Investigative Priority .......................................................................................... 8  SECTION 19.  Investigative Goals ............................................................................................. 9  SECTION 20.  Response by YVSIU ............................................................................................. 9  SECTION 21.  Investigative Requirements ................................................................................ 9  SECTION 22.  Vehicle Incidents ................................................................................................ 9  SECTION 23.  Investigators’ Meeting ...................................................................................... 10  SECTION 24.  Command Staff Briefing .................................................................................... 10  SECTION 25.  Scene Security .................................................................................................. 10  SECTION 26.  Physical Evidence Collection, Preservation, and Analysis .................................. 10  SECTION 27.  Employee Rights ............................................................................................... 10  SECTION 28.  Public Safety Statement ................................................................................... 10  SECTION 29.  Report Writing .................................................................................................. 10  SECTION 30.  Media Relations ............................................................................................... 11  SECTION 31.  Sanctions/Removal of Member Agency ............................................................ 11  SECTION 32.  Term of Agreement .......................................................................................... 11  SECTION 33.  Termination ...................................................................................................... 12  SECTION 34.  Status of Officers Assigned to YVSIU ................................................................. 12  3    SECTION 35.  Liability, Hold Harmless and Indemnification .................................................... 12  SECTION 36.  Dispute Resolution ........................................................................................... 12  SECTION 37.  Severability ...................................................................................................... 13  SECTION 38.  Miscellaneous ................................................................................................... 13  SECTION 39.  Municipal Authorizations and Approval By Legislative Authority ...................... 13  SECTION 40.  Execution of Agreement ................................................................................... 13  SECTION 41.  Filing ................................................................................................................. 13    SECTION 1.  STATEMENT OF PURPOSE     The Mission and Purpose of the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit (“YVSIU”) is to  thoroughly investigate officer involved incidents which involve great bodily harm or death, in‐ custody deaths, or other high profile incidents where there may be an appearance of a conflict  of interest.  The YVSIU will operate primarily within Yakima County or outside the county upon  the request of a Chief or Sheriff.  The YVSIU will conduct a criminal investigation to develop  relevant information to allow a determination of the presence or absence of criminal culpability  on the part of those involved in the incident, specifically:     To determine whether the nature and the quality of the involved conduct is prohibited  by statutes which provide for criminal penalties upon conviction, and   If criminal conduct does exist, determine the identity of the person(s) responsible, and   If criminal conduct does exist, determine the degree of crime(s), and the existence of  any factual or legal defenses to that crime.    Once a case has been completed and submitted to the prosecutor, it shall be made available to  the Venue and Employer agencies for their internal use.    Criminal investigations shall follow the rules of law established by the State and federal  constitutions, statutory and case law which apply to criminal investigations.  The investigation  shall be performed in a manner that provides both the appearance and the reality of a  thorough, fair, complete and professional investigation.    Our Goals:  To provide quality investigative assistance to all participating law enforcement  agencies, especially those departments that may lack the resources to complete objective,  thorough and comprehensive investigation.  Additionally, we endeavor to:     Promote public trust by conducting professional multi‐jurisdictional investigations of  major incidents, primarily law enforcement involved incidents which involve great  bodily harm or death.    Maximize the availability and sharing of the latest technological equipment and  techniques.   4     Consolidate and utilize the skills of experienced investigators and supervisors.     Conduct quality investigations in a timely manner.    SECTION 2.  MEMBER AGENCIES    Grandview Police Department   Selah Police Department   Sunnyside Police Department   Toppenish Police Department   Union Gap Police Department  Washington State Patrol  Yakima County Sheriff’s Office     Yakima Police Department    SECTION 3.  DEFINITIONS    Employer Agency:  The agency which employs the officer(s) who use lethal force, or which  employs the primary officer(s) involved in the incident.    Venue Agency:  The agency having jurisdiction of the incident.    Member Agency:  Signatories to the agreement who have personnel assigned to the YVSIU.      SECTION 4.  EXECUTIVE BOARD    The Executive Board of the Yakima Valley Special Investigation Unit shall consist of the Sheriff  and Police/WSP Chief(s), or their designee, of each Member Agency.  Representatives of the  Prosecutor’s Office and the Coroner’s Office will be invited to all Board meetings and their input  may be solicited. For voting purposes and for decision making for administrative purposes in  administering this agreement, it will be the majority rule of the Executive Board.      The Chairman of the Executive Board will rotate between the Yakima County Sheriff, designated  upper valley Police Chief and designated lower valley Police Chief every two years.  The  Chairman of the Executive Board shall schedule a meeting of the Executive Board in January of  each year. The purpose of the meeting will be to receive a comprehensive report from the  YVSIU Commander concerning activities of the Unit over the past year, address issues  pertaining to the operation and support of the Unit, and address changes to the YVSIU protocol.  Special meetings may be called at any time by a member of the Executive Board.  Special  meetings may also be requested by the YVSIU Commander.     5    SECTION 5.  YVSIU COMMANDER    The YVSIU Commanders will be the rank of lieutenant or higher.  The YVSIU Commander shall  have the responsibility to develop a unit Standard Operating Procedure / Guidelines (SOP/G)  and manage and coordinate the readiness and training of the Unit. Candidates for the YVSIU  Commander position will be nominated by a member agency and selected by the Executive  Board.  The YVSIU Commander will report to the Executive Board.  The YVSIU Commander will  serve two years, but the term may be extended or terminated at the discretion of the Executive  Board.  A Commander must have strong tact and leadership skills, with experience in criminal  investigations and strong working knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS) to include  completion of ICS 300 and ICS 400 level training.    SECTION 6.  OPERATIONS CHIEF(S)    The Operations Chief(s) will be a qualified senior supervisor with experience in criminal  investigations and knowledge of the ICS.  The Operations Chief(s) will be nominated by a  member agency and selected by the YVSIU Executive Board.  The Operations Chief(s) must have  strong leadership and organizational skills.  The Operation Chief(s) should have a working  knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS) to include completion of ICS 300 and ICS 400  level training and be prepared to assume command in the absence of the YVSIU Commander.   The Operations Chief(s) will assist the YVSIU in the development of the SOP/G, oversee  investigations and assign YVSIU resources as needed.    SECTION 7.  PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER    The Public Information Officer(s) (“PIO(s)”)will be selected from a list of qualified personnel  who have attended the basic and advanced PIO training.  They should have strong verbal and  written communications skills.  The PIO(s) will be chosen by the YVSIU Executive Board.    SECTION 8.  TEAM LEADER    A Team Leader will be an investigative supervisor.  The Team Leader must have good leadership  and communication skills; as they will be leading a team of investigators from multiple  jurisdictions.  The Team Leader(s) will be selected by the YVSIU Commander with the  permission of their agency’s chief executive or designee.      SECTION 9.  INVESTIGATOR    Investigators will be experienced officers with a background in criminal investigations.  They  must be adept at working with multiple agencies.  The Investigators will be selected by the  YVSIU Commander with the permission of the investigators agency’s chief executive or  designee.      6    SECTION 10.  TRAINING    The member agencies will strive to ensure that the Team Leaders and Investigators assigned to  YVSIU have classes in the following core areas:    Criminal Investigations    Crime Scene Investigations    Basic Homicide Investigations     Interview and Interrogation    Officer Involved Shooting Investigations      In Custody Death Investigations    Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian County    Team Leaders and Investigators must have completed six of the seven core classes in order to  be considered for assignment to the YVSIU.  Investigators must complete all the core classes  within two years of being assigned.  In addition, member agencies are expected to provide their  investigators with advanced training courses.  These courses may include advanced homicide  investigation, blood spatter analysis, crime scene photography/videography, and other classes  relevant to their assignment with the YVSIU.    SECTION 11.  ACTIVATION    1. Automatic and Immediate: Upon the occurrence of an officer‐involved use of force  resulting in great bodily harm or death, or in‐custody death.  The invocation of this  Protocol is automatically and immediately in effect, upon the request of the Venue  Agency.      A Chief of Police, Sheriff, or WSP Commander, or their designee, shall make the  request for the YVSIU to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office Communication  Center.      Dispatch shall contact the YVSIU Commander through standard call‐out  procedures identified on the YVSIU phone tree or contact list.    The YVSIU Commander shall assign the Operations Chief and Team Leader. The  Operations Chief shall be responsible for determining how many investigators  will be needed during the initial response.    In cases of an officer‐involved fatality, the Team Leader shall not be from the  employing agency (excluding the WSP).   7      2.    Other Incidents:  This Protocol may also be invoked for other significant incidents, as  approved by the YVSIU Commander.    3.  Non‐Member Agencies:  The request for investigative assistance in an officer‐involved  critical incident shall be made by the chief executive of the non‐member venue agency  to the YVSIU Commander.  The YVSIU Commander will decide if the unit is to be  activated.    4.  Invocation When Not Required:    Each member agency of this agreement may invoke this Protocol upon the  occurrence of any critical event involving a law enforcement employee which  may have possible criminal liability attached.  Upon this invocation, the matter  will be investigated under the provisions of this Protocol.  Member agencies may  elect to not participate in the investigation based upon their internal policies and  procedures.    In lieu of invoking this Protocol, the venue agency may investigate the matter by  itself or seek aid from other agencies outside of the Protocol’s requirements.     SECTION 12.  RESPONSIBILITIES     The venue agency shall make the initial request to activate the YVSIU.    The venue agency shall provide a command‐level liaison.    Both the employer agency and venue agency shall make appropriate department  personnel available to the YVSIU.    The venue agency shall make available facilities and equipment as needed by the YVSIU.     SECTION 13.  AUTHORITY    Once the YVSIU has agreed to investigate an incident as requested by the venue agency’s chief  executive, the YVSIU shall have sole and exclusive authority concerning the investigation of the  incident.  The YVSIU Commander or designee will provide appropriate case updates to the  employer agency’s chief executive, or their designee, throughout the course of the  investigation.    Washington State Patrol policy directs that the WSP will investigate use of lethal force by its  personnel, and that the WSP will not attempt to prevent a concurrent investigation by other  agencies with jurisdiction.  The YVSIU and the WSP may work jointly to criminally investigate  the incident if the involved officer is a WSP commissioned employee.      8    SECTION 14.  COSTS    Each member agency shall be responsible for their employees’ wages and associated personnel  costs.  The venue agency shall be responsible for all reasonable investigative expenditures.  The  venue agency shall be advised of all extraordinary costs associated with the investigation.    SECTION 15.  INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT PROVISIONS    No special budget or funds are anticipated, nor shall be created.  It is not intended that a  separate legal entity be established to conduct this cooperative undertaking, nor is the  acquiring, holding, or disposing of real or personal property intended other than may be  specifically provided within the terms of this Agreement.  The section of this Agreement on  “Executive Board” indicates who are the Co‐Administrators of this Agreement.    SECTION 16.  EVIDENCE     Evidence Storage:  All evidence shall be stored under the control of the Yakima County  Sheriff’s Property Room or, in the event of a conflict, it shall be stored at a non‐ employer agency as designated by the YVSIU Commander.  The YVSIU Commander shall  coordinate with the member agency’s chief executive or designee to ensure compliance  with that agency’s policies and procedures. The venue agency shall be responsible for  storage and handling costs of extraordinary items such as vehicles, HAZMAT, etc.    Evidence Retention:  No evidence shall be released or destroyed without consent or  agreement of the other agencies involved in the investigation including the Yakima  County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Once the criminal prosecution is completed all  property owned by private citizens will be released in accordance with State Law and  the involved agency’s policies and procedures.     SECTION 17.  CASE FILES     All original reports, statements and other documentation of venue agency employees  should be filed and maintained by the Venue Agency or the Yakima County Sheriff’s  Office.  Copies of those reports, statements and other documentation shall be  submitted to the YVSIU Commander in a timely manner.  Reports filed in Spillman will  be segregated.     Copies of all case files should be made available to the employer agency.    The complete investigation will be sent to the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s  Office or the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with jurisdiction.      SECTION 18.  INVESTIGATIVE PRIORITY    The Criminal Investigation has investigative priority over the Administrative Investigation and it  begins immediately after an incident has occurred.  9      SECTION 19.  INVESTIGATIVE GOALS    The goal of the investigation is to develop all available relevant information about the incident.   When the investigation is completed, including all forensic testing, toxicology report and  autopsy reports, the case will be submitted to the County Prosecutor.  The County Prosecutor  will make a final determination on the presence or absence of criminal culpability on the part of  those involved in the incident.    In addition, the investigation may incidentally provide factual information to the employer  agency’s management for its internal use. While the Criminal Investigators do not direct their  investigative attention to administrative concerns, it is recognized that the Criminal  Investigation’s results are of proper interest to agency management for its internal use, and  those results are fully available for that purpose.     SECTION 20.  RESPONSE BY YVSIU     Once the YVSIU activation has been authorized, the YVSIU Commander will direct resources to  the investigation.  The initial YVSIU response will consist of the Operations Chief, Team Leader  and an adequate number of Investigators to handle the investigation.  If additional resources  are needed as the investigation evolves, that will be at the discretion and direction of the  Operations Chief.  When possible the Team Leader(s) should not be from the employer agency  (excluding the WSP).      SECTION 21.  INVESTIGATIVE REQUIREMENTS     The investigation is required to follow the rules of law, which apply to all criminal proceedings;  these include constitutional, statutory and case law. Detectives will maintain the integrity of the  investigation by following the rules of evidence throughout the investigation.     The investigation will be performed in a manner that provides a thorough, fair, complete and  professional investigation, free of conflicts of interest.     SECTION 22.  VEHICLE INCIDENTS    When requested, the YVSIU will investigate officer involved incidents when the use of a vehicle  is an intentional use of force by a police officer that causes great bodily harm or death.  In these  investigations, the YVSIU will utilize experienced Collision Reconstructionists and appropriate  resources.      This section is not to imply that the YVSIU will be activated in a police involved collision causing  great bodily harm or death where the collision was not a result of an intentional use of force.      10    SECTION 23.  INVESTIGATORS’ MEETING    After the initial scene has been processed, the Team Leader may conduct a briefing with the  Investigators to determine what has been accomplished and what still needs to be  accomplished to complete the investigation. Attendees to this meeting will consist of the  Operations Chief, Team Leader and key Investigators involved in the investigation.     SECTION 24.  COMMAND STAFF BRIEFING    The purpose of this briefing is to advise the Command Staff from the employer agency the  status of the incident and to determine what information is appropriate for the media releases.  In addition to the Command Staff from the employer agency, the attendees to this meeting  typically will consist of the YVSIU Commander, the Operations Chief, investigative Team Leader  and PIO.      SECTION 25.  SCENE SECURITY    The venue agency will have the responsibility for immediately securing crime scene(s) within its  jurisdiction. This responsibility includes preservation of the integrity of the scene(s) and  its/their contents, controlling access to the scene(s), and the identification and separation of  witnesses.  Use of allied agency resources may be necessary to accomplish this task.     SECTION 26.  PHYSICAL EVIDENCE COLLECTION, PRESERVATION, AND ANALYSIS    Member agencies having the capability to assist YVSIU Investigators in the documentation of  the scene(s) and to assist in the collection, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence may  do so providing they possess the requisite training and experience.     Prior to final relinquishment of the scene, the Team Leader, crime scene Investigators/  professionals, and YVSIU Command Staff will confer to determine if the collection of evidence is  complete.     SECTION 27.  EMPLOYEE RIGHTS     Law enforcement employees have the same rights and privileges regarding YVSIU interviews  that any other citizen would have, including the right to remain silent, the right to consult with  an attorney prior to an interview, and the right to have an attorney present during the  interview.    SECTION 28.  PUBLIC SAFETY STATEMENT    Public Safety Statements should be taken with consideration of the Employer Agency’s policies,  procedures and documents.  11    SECTION 29.  REPORT WRITING    1. All individuals participating in the criminal investigation will write reports documenting  their participation.     2. The Investigators within each investigative team will allocate and divide among  themselves the responsibility for documenting interviews and observations.     3. Prompt completion and distribution of reports is essential. All involved agencies and  investigators will strive for report completion and distribution within 7 days of any  investigative activity.  The Coroner’s report may be delayed beyond 30 days pending  results of some scientific tests.     SECTION 30.  MEDIA RELATIONS    1.   YVSIU: Once the YVSIU has initiated an investigation, all YVSIU media releases related to  the investigation shall be made by the YVSIU Public Information Officer (PIO) or other  official designee with the approval of the YVSIU Commander after consultation with the  employer agency chief executive or designee. The YVSIU may release information  typically on the day of the incident, an intermediate news release, and then a release  when the complete investigation is sent to the Prosecutor.    2.   THE EMPLOYER AGENCY: The employer agency’s Public Information Officer (“PIO”), or  other official designee, will release information in coordination with YVSIU supervisors.   It shall be the responsibility of the employer agency to determine when the involved  officer’s name will be released to the public, pursuant to their policies and procedures.      SECTION 31.  SANCTIONS/REMOVAL OF MEMBER AGENCY    Willful violations of the protocol agreement will be brought to the attention of the Executive  Board by the YVSIU Commander, Operations Chief or Team Leaders. The Executive Board, by  majority vote, may elect to immediately stop the investigation and turn the investigation over  to the venue agency. A member agency failing to abide by this agreement may also be removed  from the YVSIU by a majority vote of the Executive Board.     SECTION 32.  TERM OF AGREEMENT    This Agreement shall become effective on the date it is executed by all signing parties, and shall  remain in full force and effect and is intended to be indefinite.    12    SECTION 33.  TERMINATION     A party may terminate this Agreement or, alternatively, withdraw its participation in the YVSIU  by providing written notice to the chief law enforcement officer for each member agency of its  intent to terminate or withdraw from this agreement.  A notice of termination or withdrawal  shall become effective upon the latter of: a) 30 days after service of the notice on the chief law  enforcement officers for all member agencies; or b) at the conclusion of any YVSIU investigation  that is pending on the date of the written notice of intent to terminate or withdraw from this  Agreement.    SECTION 34.  STATUS OF OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO YVSIU     Pursuant to RCW 10.93.050, each officer assigned to the YVSIU remains the employee of  the party who hired the officer, and is not an employee of any other member agency.   Member agencies shall not allow officers who have been disciplined for dishonesty, bias  or improper use of force subject to the provisions in Brady V. Maryland to be assigned  to the YVSIU.    SECTION 35.  LIABILITY, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFICATION     Pursuant to RCW 10.93.040, it is understood and agreed that each member agency, its  agents, employees, and insureds do not, by virtue of these Protocols, assume any  responsibility or liability for the actions of another agency’s officers.    Each party hereto shall be responsible and assume liability for its own wrongful or  negligent acts or omissions, or those of its officers to the fullest extent required by law,  and shall save, indemnify, defend and hold harmless all other parties from such liability.   In the case of negligence of more than one party to this Agreement, any damages shall  be in proportion to the percentage of negligence attributed to each party, and each  party shall have the right to contribution from the other party in proportion to the  percentage of negligence attributed to the other party.  Nothing contained in this  section of this Agreement shall be construed to create a liability or a right of  indemnification in any third party.  The provisions of this section shall survive the  termination or expiration of this Agreement.    SECTION 36.  DISPUTE RESOLUTION    For the purpose of this Agreement, time is of the essence.  Should any dispute arise concerning  the enforcement, breach or interpretation of this Agreement, the parties shall first meet in a  good faith attempt to resolve the dispute.    13    SECTION 37.  SEVERABILITY    If any provision of this Agreement or any provision of any document incorporated by reference  to this Agreement shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions of  this Agreement which can be given effect without the invalid provision, if such remainder  conforms to the requirements of applicable law and the fundamental purpose of this  Agreement.  To this end, the provisions of this Agreement are declared to be severable.    SECTION 38.  MISCELLANEOUS    Any provision of this Agreement that imposes an obligation that continues after termination or  expiration of this Agreement shall survive the term or expiration of the Agreement and shall be  binding on the parties to this Agreement.  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed  in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington.      SECTION 39.  MUNICIPAL AUTHORIZATIONS AND APPROVAL BY LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY    By signing below, the signor certifies that he or she has the authority to sign this Agreement on  behalf of the party, and the party agrees to the terms of this Agreement.  The signor also  certifies that the legislative authority of his or her respective employer (the City Council for  cities or the County Commissioners for counties) has approved the Agreement by Resolution.   This is to comply with the Washington Interlocal Cooperation Act, RCW 39.34.030(2) which  states in part:  “(2) Any two or more public agencies may enter into agreements with one  another for joint or cooperative action pursuant to the provisions of this chapter….Appropriate  action by ordinance, resolution or otherwise pursuant to law of the governing bodies of the  participating public agencies shall be necessary before any such agreement may enter into  force.”    SECTION 40.  EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT  This Agreement may be signed in counterparts by the parties.  If the Agreement is signed by the  parties in counterparts, it will be considered a fully executed Agreement.    SECTION 41.  FILING    Pursuant to RCW 39.34.040 regarding methods of filing agreements pursuant to the Interlocal  Cooperation Act, a copy of this Agreement shall be filed with the Yakima County Auditor, or,  alternatively, listed by subject on the public agency’s website or other electronically retrievable  public source.    THIS AGREEMENT is executed by the persons signing below, who warrant that they have the  authority to execute this Agreement.    14    YAKIMA POLICE DEPARTMENT           Chief Dominic Rizzi    Date:             Cliff Moore, City Manager    Date:         ATTEST:    ______________________________  Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk        City of Yakima Contract No. 2017‐____  Resolution No. R‐2017‐____    YAKIMA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE       Sheriff Brian Winter    Date:            Michael D. Leita, Chairman       J. Rand Elliott, Commissioner       Ron Anderson, Commissioner  Constituting the Board of County Commissioners  for Yakima County, Washington    Approved as to form for Yakima County:       Stefanie J. Weigand  Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney     ATTEST:    __________________________________  Tiera Girard, Clerk of the Board of County  Commissioners    UNION GAP POLICE DEPARTMENT       Gregory Cobb, Chief of Police    Date:            Arlene Fisher, City Manager    Date:           GRANDVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT       Kal Fuller, Chief of Police    Date:            Cus Arteaga, City Manager    Date:         15    SELAH POLICE DEPARTMENT       Rich Hayes, Chief of Police    Date:                Don Wyman, City Administrator    Date:           SUNNYSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT       Albert Escalera, Chief of Police    Date:                Donald Day, City Manager    Date:           TOPPENISH POLICE DEPARTMENT       Curt Ruggles, Chief of Police    Date:            Lance Hoyt, City Manager    Date:           WASHINGTON STATE PATROL     _  Print Name:_________________________  Title:______________________________    Date:               Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties   Proposal to Yakima City Council, Public Safety Committee    Convene community conversations to gather input on Yakima City resolution regarding Sanctuary  City/Welcoming City status     The Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties (DRC) has been in existence  serving the conflict resolution needs of area residents, businesses and agencies since 1993.  Primarily this work is in the areas of mediation, facilitation and training.     The DRC would like to propose a process to gather community input on an issue that has  inspired considerable passion and energy on the part of many city residents, that of the city  council passing a resolution on Yakima being a Sanctuary City/Welcoming City.     We envision using a small group conversation model where DRC facilitators would guide tables  of 6‐8 community residents in having conversation on the topic.        These table conversations would use a circle process which includes each participant reflecting  on 3‐4 questions and then sharing their perspective and thoughts.  Each table would then  identify common themes and suggestions and record those to share with the assembled group.   During the sharing time a representative from each table would share those common themes.     The facilitated meetings (possibly, one per voting district) would give everyone equal voice to  share their perspective.  There would not be a centralized focus for comments, the presence of  which may promote those with the most strident viewpoints dominating the input.     The Dispute Resolution Center would utilize DRC mediators and, potentially, other trained  facilitators in the community, to convene these meetings and guide the input process.      We envision the meetings being held in public settings in the evening in each of the seven City  of Yakima voting Districts over the course of three to four weeks.  Participants at each of these  meetings would generate common themes and ideas.       A follow up city wide meeting would take place to integrate the input from the initial meetings  into one document to then share with the city council at a follow up meeting.  This meeting  might also include a facilitated circle process (with circles of people smaller than 50 in each  group) so that everyone’s input on the final document could be gathered.     The final report would then be presented to the city council at one of their regularly scheduled  meetings.    The DRC is eager to assist in this manner if the city council determines it would be helpful.  In order  for the DRC to undertake this effort, it would need to have funding to make it possible.  The  anticipated costs for the DRC’s Facilitation Services are outlined below.  Possible other costs are  noted as well.     Planning & report writing cost to conduct the meetings, $100 per hour. Capped at 8 hours.   Cost to facilitate each initial 2 hour meeting:  $450 if fewer than 50 people, $550 if over 50  people.  $225 for every hour longer than 2 hours if fewer than 50 people participate, $275  per hour if over 50 people. (Could reduce total cost by having fewer meetings, e.g. inviting  two districts’ residents to each meeting.) People would be welcome to come to any of the  meetings whose timing worked for them if they couldn’t attend the one in their area.  Attendance at more than one event by the same individuals would be discouraged.   Same hourly cost, depending on size of crowd, for synthesis meeting and meeting to present  results to the city council.    Sample DRC billing cost    3 initial meetings (2 hours long) with fewer than 50 people:  $1,350  4 initial meetings (3 hours long) with more than 50 people:  $3,300  1 synthesis meeting (3 hours long) with more than 50 people:   $   825  1 meeting (one hour long) to present to city council:     $   225  7 hours of planning and report writing:    $   700  Total cost for DRC’s work:     $6,400    Other potential costs:  Facilities: Usage costs at meeting sites  Food: Snacks or simple meal for attendees  Advertising: Notice about meetings in traditional media outlets    We are willing to work with the Yakima City staff to request funding to underwrite this work from likely  interested organizations and funders.      City Council Training Opportunity  The Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties regularly offers Communication and  Conflict Resolution Skills for the Workplace training in our two county service area.  We also conduct  customized trainings for specific groups on topics they would find helpful.      With the level of public engagement around hot topics in our political sphere increasing, and the toll the  level of contention can take on Council members (and between them), a workshop incorporating some  of the skills we touch on during these workplace trainings may be of value.  The cost per hour for 6‐10  people being trained would be $235 per hour.  We would be happy to work with the council to design a  time limited training that would meet your needs.    Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties  303 East D Street, Suite 4  Yakima, WA 98901  Sarah Augustine, Executive Director  (509) 453‐8949  www.drcyakima.org  info@drcyakima.org