Alexander Simon wanted to be a police officer – at least before he interned at the Albany County Detention Center. Now, Simon can’t envision himself in law enforcement because of what he witnessed during his 240-hour internship inside the jail.
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 […]
Albany County officials have found themselves in tough situations since Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling shot and killed unarmed Robbie Ramirez on November. 4th.Albany County Sheriff Dave O’Malley faced controversy for hiring Colling in 2011, given Colling’s history of violence. Colling had previously killed two people in the line of duty, he was fired from the […]
Dear friends and neighbors:After Albany County Attorney Peggy Trent rejected the petition you signed requesting officer video footage of the killing of Robbie Ramirez, we didn’t take “no” for an answer.On Tuesday, Nov. 27, ACoPP and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wyoming joined forces to submit an official request for public records from […]