Seeking guidance
Former Madison Police Chief David Couper (left) says “there’s very few people who can do” a credible evaluation of the MPD. Policing expert Michael Scott (right) counters that there are enough consultants to ensure a “genuine competitiveness” in the bid process.

Former Madison Police Chief David Couper (left) says “there’s very few people who can do” a credible evaluation of the MPD. Policing expert Michael Scott (right) counters that there are enough consultants to ensure a “genuine competitiveness” in the bid process.

The Common Council has approved spending $400,000 to review the Madison Police Department’s training procedures and use of force. But finding a qualified consultant to do the study might not be that easy.

“There’s not a lot of people out there,” former Madison Police Chief David Couper tells Isthmus. “It’s a wasteland.” | Read more ...

 

Rachael Lallensack