Friday I emailed you with great urgency, at the request of the City's
Law Department, asking you to submit an affidavit to the Law Department
regarding a pending case and to do so by this Monday.
the City retracted its request. The City will not use affidavits
submitted in response to its now-withdrawn request. The City's statement
can be found here: view article
apologize for CCRA's lack of diligence in this matter as we should not
have made a request to our membership in reliance on the City's
representations without conducting our own independent inquiry.
we now understand it, the point of the affidavits was to memorialize
resident concerns about quality of life policing, and to use the
affidavits as part of litigation concerning a potential ruling in Bailey et. al. v. City of Philadelphia, case no. 2:10-cv-05952 (E.D. Pa.). To review the relevant submissions by the parties, see below:
is extremely disappointed with all involved, including the City, that
no effort was made--other than at the 11th hour and in a terribly
mismanaged way--to engage community groups regarding our residents’
concerns and how, if at all, a court ruling may impact the resolution of
understand that many of our residents remain very concerned about
quality of life issues and discriminatory police conduct, and we will
consider how to engage with all relevant entities, including potentially
the City's Law Department, to make sure that our concerns on both
points are heard in a responsible, transparent and ethical manner.