Robert Layton

Type: Person
Name: Robert Layton
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Wichitans sound off on need for new citizen review board

It was a hot topic in Thursday night's "No Ferguson Here" forum, the need for a citizen review board that can hold the police department accountable during investigations.Wichita currently has a group of citizen called "City Manager's Review Board" that ... [Published KWCH 12 - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

FF12: Mayor requests police body cams by end of year

. -Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer says he wants body cameras on every police officer in the city. Thursday night, community members voiced concerns and frustrations with public safety at a discussion setup to prevent what happened in Ferguson, Missouri from ... [Published KWCH 12 - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 4 reports

City responds to questions about naming new Police Chief

WICHITA, Ks. – Does the Wichita Police Department racially profile? The official stance is, no. But, city leaders who will pick the next Chief of Police in Wichita know they will have to confront that questions and others.“There have been issues, let’s ... [Published KSN - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Wichita names Interim Police Chief, will review WPD

. -Wichita City Manager Robert Layton has named Deputy Chief Nelson Mosley as Interim Police Chief of the Wichita Police Department.Mosley takes over for Chief Norman Williams, who announced his retirement last week after 39 years with the WPD. Williams' ... [Published KWCH 12 - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 3 reports

The legacy of Chief Norman Williams

WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams’ retirement announcement Thursday came as a surprise for most people across Wichita, along with largely mixed emotions.The long-time chief received widespread praise and applause from city leaders ... [Published KSN - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

City Manager will hire new police chief

WICHITA , Kansas – With Normal Williams retiring as chief of police, it’s up to the city manager, Robert Layton, to hire a new chief.“Well, we are his boss,” says city council member Janet Miller. “The City Manager will make the decision, but we will ... [Published KSN - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Wichita City Council passes $577 million budget

The City Council passed a balanced budget for 2015, which totals about $577 million to fund Wichita’s police, fire, parks, utilities and other services.“This is pretty much a status quo budget, which for us is significant because we’ve been in cutback ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Wichita: Decriminalizing Marijuana?

WICHITA - The city council is waiting to see if there are enough valid signatures on petitions to decriminalize marijuana in the city.The petitions have been turned in to the Sedgwick County Election Office for verification. If the signatures are valid ... [Published KNSS Radio - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Signature count may delay City Council vote on marijuana issue

If the Sedgwick County elections office cannot confirm the number of registered voters who signed a petition to decriminalize marijuana by the end of Monday, the Wichita City Council may have to delay its planned vote Tuesday morning on whether to place ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

City Council to decide Tuesday whether to place sales tax on November ballot

City Council members could decide Tuesday whether a proposed 1-cent sales tax will be put to voters on the November ballot.The proposed tax would generate an estimated $400 million over the next five years and would help pay for a new water source, public ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 02 2014]
First reported May 18 2014 - Updated May 19 2014 - 1 reports

Wichita may turn to rejected water plan

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita officials grappling with how to secure the city's long-term water supply are reconsidering a groundwater project. City Manager Robert Layton and public works officials on Tuesday presented four water supply options, The ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - May 18 2014]

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...some of the things that were asked last [thursday] night, I don't know how relevant that will all be once we have cameras in place," said Layton. "the idea is to have an independent record of what happens and i think that will go a long way to building trust in the community and then we can talk about what the best review process is going forward."
...Robert Layton says with the cost of the cameras and the training involved, having it all in place by the end of the year may not be possible. "it's most realistic to say that by the end of the year we'll have deployed more cameras and we'll be in the process of maybe a phased implementation" said Layton. He says the body cameras will be good tools as they continue to work to gain trust in the community

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Wichitans sound off on need for new citizen rev... [Published KWCH 12 - Aug 30 2014]
FF12: Mayor requests police body cams by end of... [Published KWCH 12 - Aug 30 2014]
City responds to questions about naming new Pol... [Published KSN - Aug 22 2014]
Nelson Mosley: Wichita Interim Police Chief [Published KNSS Radio - Aug 22 2014]
Wichita names interim police chief [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 22 2014]
Wichita names Interim Police Chief, will review... [Published KWCH 12 - Aug 22 2014]
Nelson Mosley named interim police chief [Published KSN - Aug 22 2014]
The legacy of Chief Norman Williams [Published KSN - Aug 15 2014]
City Manager will hire new police chief [Published KSN - Aug 14 2014]
Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams to retire [Published KNSS Radio - Aug 14 2014]
Wichita police chief will resign in September [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 14 2014]
Wichita City Council passes $577 million budget [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 12 2014]
Wichita: Decriminalizing Marijuana? [Published KNSS Radio - Aug 04 2014]
Signature count may delay City Council vote on ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 04 2014]
City Council to decide Tuesday whether to place... [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 02 2014]
Wichita may turn to rejected water plan [Published The Washington Times stories: News - May 18 2014]
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