1993-94 committee appointed; evaluates complaints against
The Committee on University Security has been appointed for the 1993-94 academic year and will begin meeting this quarter. The committee is chaired by Stephen Schulhofer, the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor in the Law School.
In addition to Schulhofer, the members of the committee are Pamela Cook, a graduate student in political science; Julie Fernandes, a third-year student in the Law School; Omar McRoberts, a fourth-year College student and Director of the University Community Service Center; Martina Munsters, Assistant Dean of Students; Randolph Stone, Clinical Professor in the Law School and Director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic; Ursula Storb, Professor in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology; and Richard Zansitis, Associate General Counsel in the Office of Legal Counsel.
The committee evaluates complaints brought against the University Police Department by students, staff and faculty; reviews the actions of the department in handling such complaints; and, when necessary, makes recommendations to the president regarding the department's policies and procedures. The department is obligated to notify the Committee on University Security of all complaints received.
An annual report of the committee is published in the University Record, which is distributed with the Chronicle. An independent entity, the committee does not replace University Police's own internal review and discipline procedures.
The committee urges all members of the University community who have any complaints about University Police to file a complaint with University Police in addition to reporting such matters to the Committee on University Security or to the student ombudsperson, a dean of students or a resident head for further action. Complaints may be directed to the Committee on University Security by calling 702-9494 or by contacting a member of the committee.