Jack Runser at Miami Valley Hospital in handcuffs. CONTRIBUTED
“To my knowledge, you have not done one thing,” she said. “If you have, can you have the courtesy to share it.”
After the meeting, Mayor Nan Whaley said she is unable to comment because of Runser’s lawsuit against the city. The city’s general policy is not to comment on ongoing or pending litigation.
Whaley last month sent a letter in response to the Dayton Citizens’ Appeal Board’s decision, saying the city commission agrees with many of their recommendations in this case but the board has no authority to recommend discipline for officers.
Board members this week sent a letter to the mayor that says her response was misguided and fails to address systemic issues that hamper investigations into police misconduct.
Police officials during Runser’s hearing were accused of creating false police reports to ensure officers were exonerated of wrongdoing, and the city should seek answers to find out if this is true, the board wrote.
Last month, the Dayton Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 44, the police union, accused the appeal board of making “meritless allegations” against officers.