In the wake of the viral video of the lady copper confronting the camera-toting antagonist, the GUARDIAN has fielded several inquiries about the position of ombudsman for Boise.
Council President Maryanne Jordan has told us, “The position is important to the community. Next steps should be forthcoming shortly.”
The first and only ombudsman to oversee police actions on behalf of citizens was Pierce Murphy who left earlier this year to take a similar post in Seattle.
The position was created by former Mayor Brent Coles when citizens called for a police commission to guide the largest city department in the wake of numerous “critical incidents” which resulted in multiple gunshot deaths of suspects and a police officer.
Dennis Dune, interim ombudsman, has filled the chair since Pierce Murphy’s departure in June. There is currently no opening posted for the job on the Boise City website.
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