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File #: 1814-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to modify a contract with BakerHostetler, LLP to conduct investigations related to citizen complaints against the City of Columbus Division of Police related to the recent protests in Columbus, OH; to authorize the transfer of $500,000.00 within the General Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $500,000.00 from the General Fund; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Code; and to declare an emergency ($500,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 1814-2020 Legislation Template, 2. Ord 1814-2020 Bid Waiver Request Form
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety to modify a contract with BakerHostetler, LLP, for the purpose of conducting investigations related to citizen complaints against the City of Columbus Division of Police for the alleged use of force during the recent protests in Columbus, OH. BakerHostetler was selected due to their breadth and depth of experience related to Public Safety operations, as well as their in-depth knowledge of the Fraternal Order of Police (“FOP”) bargaining unit contract. Additional funds are needed on the existing contract so that a comprehensive review of citizen complaints can be conducted quickly and to ensure that such review conforms with any investigation deadlines stipulated by the FOP bargaining unit contract.
BakerHostetler, LLP; Federal Tax ID# 34-0082025, CC: CC82025-101058
Fiscal Impact: This legislation authorizes the transfer and expenditure of $500,000.00 within and from the General Fund with BakerHostetler, LLP for the purpose of conducting investigations related to citizen complaints against the City of Columbus Division of Police. Funding in the amount of $500,000.00 is budgeted and available within the 2020 General Fund Budget.
Emergency action is requested so that the existing contract can be modified immediately in order to expedite a comprehensive and timely investigation of citizen complaints.

Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to modify a contract with BakerHostetler, LLP to conduct investigations related to citizen complaints against the City of Columbus Division of Police related to the recent protests in Columbus, OH; to authorize the transfer of $500,000.00 within the General Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $500,000.00 from the General Fund; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Code; and to declare an emergency ($500,000.00)
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WHEREAS, the City has a need for conducting investigat...

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