ACoPP is going to work to create our own oversight board here in this community, whether county or city officials want it or not.
What are Civilian Oversight Boards?Civilian oversight boards, or COBs, are bodies of primarily non-police community members who oversee a variety of operations related to policing. These boards compare closely to school boards – a group of elected community members overseeing a public service that tax money pays for. The earliest forms of COBs began in the […]
Join Albany County for Proper Policing for a forum on civilian oversight of law enforcement from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 29 at the Lincoln Community Center (365 W Grand Ave.)
Albany County Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling has been terminated from the Special Response Team (SRT), according to sources inside the Laramie Police Department (LPD).In meetings with LPD staff, Albany County for Proper Policing (ACoPP) learned that Colling had previously served as an officer on the SRT. The team is managed by LPD, which staffs the […]
After demanding changes from public officials on police reforms and accountability for more than seven months, ACoPP published a video highlighting efforts from the community.
If we want to make meaningful changes in law enforcement in Albany County, it is going to take oversight from people like you. After the April 16th commissioner meeting, Albany County officials discussed the potential of forming an ad hoc committee to address ACoPP’s concerns. While an ad hoc committee would certainly be a positive step […]
Thank you to everyone who spoke out to the Albany County Commissioners these past weeks by writing emails, Letters to the Editor, and joining us for Tuesday morning’s Commission meeting. The room was packed on Tuesday! The clear majority of folks were there to speak on behalf of public safety, accountability, and transparency. Testimony regarding […]
Results from the autopsy of Robbie Ramirez show that Albany County Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling shot him three times in the process of killing him, including twice in the back. Ramirez, who was unarmed and struggled with mental illness, was the third person Colling has shot and killed in the line of duty. Albany County […]
Friends and Neighbors: Many people in the community have asked us if we had information about Derek Colling’s employment status. We didn’t, so we asked Sheriff Dave O’Malley. O’Malley told us that Colling returned to work three weeks ago! Maybe that’s why Colling felt confident enough to attend last week’s Laramie city council meeting and […]