Chapel Hill, the town that loves to believe it is utopia, has so many complaints about town staff from citizens that the council is recommending an “ombudsman” as well as yet another committee. The committee will try to quell the apparent bad blood between some residents and the police. But here’s the irony:
The police department has already created an informal advisory group which has held community meetings and formed a citizen police academy on how the department works. Chief Chris Blue said it is unclear if that committee will continue or blend into the new council-approved committee once it is created.
The bureaucracy wins again. Apparently two committees — or one really, really big committee — is always better.
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