|Published:||Jul 22, 2013 6:50 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 22, 2013 6:53 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers city councilman Johnny Streets sent a memo to the city manager last week, highlighting "key deficiencies" within the Fort Myers Police Department.
He says he plans to meet with the city manager and Chief Doug Baker tomorrow to discuss those issues.
In the memo dated July 17th, Streets says, "I submit changes are needed in the operations/patrol sector or division. There is a deficit of effective leadership and supervision within the police department."
He goes on to say, "there are 'key deficiencies' in policies and procedures, deficiencies in handling of disciplinary matters that are seen as harsh and ineffective. Also, some supervisors do not have the experience or proper direction to scrutinize some of their subordinates."
Some of Streets' fellow council members echoed some of his concerns.
Councilman Levon Simms says, "I'm not exactly happy, there could be some changes I guess." He said he had not yet read through the memo.
Councilman Forrest Banks said, "there's changes that could be done in the way leadership does things but we've got great leadership, we've got a great chief, we have some situations that probably could be better."
Mayor Randy Henderson says a change in leadership is not his focus at this time.
Streets declined to comment today, as did the Fort Myers Police Department.