To the Editor:
Recently the Virginia Citizens Coalition for Police Accountability, Inc. (CCPA), a Virginia nonprofit corporation, proposed that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appoint a Citizen Complaint Oversight Board, comprised of Fairfax County citizens who would accept and investigate citizen allegations of police abuse or misconduct and report its findings and recommendations to the Chief of Police or the Board of Supervisors. This proposal has received overwhelming support from the citizens of Fairfax County.
In recent days, the CCPA contacted the office of Mount Vernon District Supervisor Daniel G. Storck and his Chief of Staff Brett Kenney several times. The CCPA sought the support of Supervisor Storck for its proposal. Supervisor Storck has failed to respond to CCPA. The CCPA finds the failure of Supervisor Storck, as an elected public official, to respond to its written communication unconscionable. The CCPA feels Supervisor Storck has a civic duty and moral responsibility to answer letters from his constituents. It appears Supervisor Storck is ignoring his constituents and instead of devoting most of his time to his public sector employment.
The citizens of Fairfax County deserve better than this.
Nicholas R. Beltrante
Virginia Citizens Coalition for Police Accountability, Inc.