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Applications start rolling in for police review board

Saturday, August 8, 2009 | 5:10 p.m. CDT; updated 7:31 p.m. CDT, Saturday, August 8, 2009

COLUMBIA — Only a day after the application process was officially opened to the public, seven Columbia residents had already applied for a seat on the Citizens Police Review Board as of Friday.

The list of applicants includes Jane Anglin, Timothy Carter, Chuck Isaacson, J. Karl Miller, Robin Shock, Susan Smith and Barbara Willis.

Review board applicants

Jane Anglin - Columbia Police Department volunteer

Timothy Carter - V.A. Hospital nurse manager and 1st class petty officer in the Navy

Chuck Isaacson - retired MU Police Department captain

J. Karl Miller - retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel

Robin Shock - Columbia Insurance Group, commercial underwriter

Susan Smith - Columbia College adjunct professor

Barbara Willis - MU Office of Service Learning internship coordinator



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The nine-person board will review appeals to the police chief's decisions on alleged police misconduct and perform other duties related to police and community interactions.

Applications for the review board must be received by Sept. 4, and the city is hoping to make appointments by October.

Several applicants talked on Friday about their decision to apply for a seat on the review board and the qualities they would bring to the position. Other applicants could not be reached for comment.

  • Robin Shock described herself as a concerned citizen and said she applied for the board because she wants to make sure anything that might come before the board receives a just and fair hearing.
  • Chuck Isaacson retired from the MU Police Department in 2003 and said he wants to join the board to make sure things are done right within the police force. He said his background in law enforcement could be an asset other applicants might not have.
  • Barbara Willis said that she could represent (on the board) groups she worked with in the past and works with now. She has a background in the mental health field and now works as an internship coordinator at MU.
  • J. Karl Miller said his strong ties to the community and military experience make him a good candidate for the board. He is a retired colonel in the Marine Corps, and he said his military experience taught him about leadership and the law. He said he applied for a seat on the board to give back to the community.

Board members must be residents of Columbia and registered voters. They cannot be employees of the city, hold public office or be a candidate for public office.


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