Observer: Greg Wurst
The Riley County Law Board met at noon on Monday, November 20, 2017. From the consent agenda City Commissioner Reddi questioned the increase in the number of rapes reported. Police Commissioner Schoen said he hoped it was because more rapes were being reported, not necessarily more occurring. He said RCPD was using a new program, YOU HAVE OPTIONS, which encourages rapes to be reported and can be used to identify serial rapists.
City Commissioner questioned the use of Sexual Assault Nurses. Via Christi currently does not have one, consequently if a sexual assault victim wants to be examined by a Sexual Assault Nurse they have to go to Junction City, Topeka or Salina. Sexual Assault Nurses can gather more evidence that a regular examination. County Prosecutor Wilkerson said a Sexual Assault Nurse examination would hold up better in court.
During the General Agenda it was noted that a new audit contract for RCPD was probably going to be awarded to James Gordon, a maintenance agreement with KComm for radio maintenance was accepted and the lease for the Aggieville substation was renewed.
The Board went into executive session for 15 minutes then adjourned at 12:50.