IMA of Toledo and Vicinity    

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Toledo and Vicinity
Michael C. Troendle
Chief of Police, Toledo Police Dept.
525 N. Erie Street
Toledo, OH. 43604

Dear Chief Troendle,

On behalf our membership and Executive Officers, we would like to express our abject concerns regarding the discipline findings of two TPD officers, who were found to have violated the department’s policy on demeanor and unnecessary use of physical techniques, although, we fully understand the collective bargaining aspects and HIPPA requirements relative to this disciplinary action we reserve the citizens’ rights to disagree.

The purpose of this communication is of paramount importance to the faith leaders and elders of the African American community (at large) but we also issue a challenge to the leadership of the Toledo Police department, the elected members of Toledo City Council and the Mayor’s administration.

After an extended investigation by our IMA civic committee and consultation with retired law enforcement career officers we have concluded that the corrective discipline for these officers is insufficient and one of the discipled officers due to their current mental, emotional and psychological status presents a clear and present danger to that officer and the community for which they are sworn to protect and serve. Furthermore, we believe a reassignment to administrative duties will allow them to regain the trust of the department and the citizens they serve.

Finally, any recurrence of similar violations of TPD policies or the imposing of the discipline held in abeyance, should result in the permanent termination of these officers.

We await your timely response.

Sincerely, Dr. Cedric Brock, President
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Toledo & Vicinity
Senior Pastor Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Toledo