Karla Thomas on the Hot Seat
by Buck Quigley - posted 12:36 pm, July 19, 2010
Buffalo Commissioner of Human Resources Karla Thomas is answering questions from members of the common council at this hour, regarding the search process for selecting the city’s new police commissioner.
Among the resources she claimed to have used starting back in January is DiscoverPolicing.org. It’s the Web site for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. But here’s a curiosity: if you click here you’ll see that the job posting for commissioner of police in Buffalo only went up two days ago, on July 17.
So apparently, as of Saturday, the city is still actively soliciting applications for the job mayor Brown has already given to Daniel Derenda. HR claims to have forwarded 33 candidate applications to the mayor, but played no role after that. Thomas said they performed no background checks, and she was unaware of a selection committee, vetting process, or short list of candidates.