Laramie City Council Meeting on Police Oversight

The City of Laramie has been meeting with an ACoPP representative to discuss the Laramie Police Department’s budget each week for the past month. Now, city officials plan to discuss police oversight issues during the next work session on February 23 at 6pm. Although the details of this meeting aren’t apparent, officials are likely to …

Sheriff David O’Malley is Not a Friend of Mine

The people of Wyoming petition Governor Gordon remove Albany County Sheriff David O’Malley from office. Under Wyoming Statute §18-3-902, the Governor can direct the Wyoming Attorney General to remove county officials guilty of misconduct or malfeasance. Sheriff O’Malley has violated his oath to office and blatantly disregards public safety.

Albany County for Proper Policing Seeks the Decertification of Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling

Albany County for Proper Policing is collecting petition signatures in an effort to have Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling decertified from Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Community Oversight Boards 101

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 …

Derek Colling fired from Laramie Police Department Special Response Team

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 …