Sunday, January 21, 2018

70th Precinct Community Council 
DECEMBER 2017 Meeting Minutes

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Wednesday, December, 21st 2017
7:30 PM
P.S. 249  The United Cerebral Palsey Center 
175 Lawrence street, Brooklyn, New York  Officers 

Ed Powell, President
Mary McRae, Vice President
Maria Hazelwood, Treasurer
Nathan Thompson, Secretary
Giselle Nakhid, Sergeant-at-Arms

NYPD, Elected Officials & Other Guests

DI James Palumbo, Commanding Officer 
Captain OMalley, Executive Officer 
Detective Scott Nuzzi, Community Affairs
Det. Kim Walker, Community Affairs
Dale Degale Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Mike Gregorio for Senator Felder 
Shawn Campbell for Community Board 14
Joe Dweck Community Board 14
Dave Kinser for Councilmember Greenfield
Taryn O’Brien for Kings County DA’s Office
Bob Moskowitz for Flatbush Shomrim
Jacob Gold elected District Leader
Jacob Gold for Council Member Jumaane Williams
Walter McQueen for East 21st Street Tenant
Emmanuel Venbruan for Tennis Court Tennants Association
Soumia Chraibi for Council Member Mathieu Eugene
Ramona Cabreja and Somaya Carabi for Council Member Mathieu Eugene
Himself Assemblymember Robert Carroll
Lisa Derrick for Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte
Imani Henry for  Equality for Flatbush
Pinkus Hikind for  Comptrollers Office
Penny Ringel for the Mayors Office
Reverend Jean F. Beaulieu, Mohommad Nazir, Rabbi Perlstein, and Yahuda Eps Clergy Liaisons
Minister John Williams from 70th Precinct Interfaith Council 
Roz Sokol for Steve Cymborwitz
Tovah Chasinough for Councilmember Duetsch 
Wayne Lamont and Walter Mqueen  for East 21st Block Association
Margarita Canina for Kings County District Attorneys Office
Valentin Morales  Vamos Unidas
Aziz Hutt and Javed Khan for Pakistani Merchants Assoc
Surprise "guest" Dominic Scotto from One Police Plaza

The regular monthly meeting of the 70th Precinct Community Council was called to order.  PCC President Ed Powell greeted all and invited everyone to join him in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  

He then acknowledged the various representatives of public officials and other distinguished guests present at the meeting (see above). 

1 President Anderson of Brooklyn College presents.
     The President came to acknowledge the strong relationship between Brooklyn College and the 70th Precinct.  There had been a misinformed article in the paper about Police Officers not be welcome on Brooklyn College Campus.  President Anderson put that to bed with a clear and very supportive speech about the importance of the role of the NYPD to Brooklyn College.  

2. Commanding Officer presents
     In the interest of time, Ed Powell got right to introducing the CO.  The CO explained it was "another year in crime down in the 70th".  Shooting incidents are down 50%.
Robberies and burglaries are also down for the year.  The CO then introduced some new team members.  Lt Derrick Epstein will be serving as "special projects coordinator."  He will be supervising Youth services and helping with the NCOs.  But we also met Sg John Velez, the new NCO Sgt (supervisor).    The CO then offered to take questions.  There were none.  But the CO took a moment to clarify that he too considered Brooklyn College key to the 70th.  He cited officers who continue their education at BC.

3.  Assemblymember Rodynese Bichotte presents
        Thanked Inspector Palumbo for his leadership and complimented him on his community oriented approach.  She also welcomed the new President Anderson to the community.  She announced the new officer is open at 1312 Flatbush and invited people to drop by.  The Assemblymember also invited all to her State of the District presentation on January 18 from 6pm to 8pm at the Student Center at Brooklyn College.  She called out Lise Derrick as her new chief of staff.  

 4. Ed Powell introduced the Magic Show.
    And the party began.
Respectfully submitted,

Nathan Thompson

Minutes of December 2017
70 Pct. Community Council, NYPD