From the Fairfax NAACP:
FAIRFAX NAACP REQUESTS INFORMATION ON POLICE CHIEF HIRING
FAIRFAX, Va. – The Fairfax County NAACP continues to commit to making the hiring of Police Chief Kevin Davis more transparent, by all legal means necessary. For that reason, the branch has submitted FOIA requests for additional information on the pretenses and conditions of Mr. Davis’ hiring. We have asked for information on the justifications for his hiring and ultimately the current contract he is under. We believe this information would shed light on the rationale for hiring Mr. Davis and further, what the county’s expectations are for his time as FCPD chief. We remain very concerned about this hiring for several of the reasons we have outlined in our previous statements, and continue to demand more transparency. We urge the county to rescind the NDA that seems to shield the county from disclosing important information, release a copy of Mr. Davis’ contract in full, and reveal all Fairfax community members contacted during the data gathering phase.
The scant descriptions of his track record or justification as to why he was chosen remain the talking points for the county during forums and even in the media. But, questions remain ignored and unanswered, even during sessions titled as “community input sessions.” The community also deserves input and clarification from the county, not just a place to voice concerns.
The county constantly highlights the survey it gave residents during the search. But in its own report, constituents stated “If they have any experience in their background that is controversial in regards to inequity, they don’t belong here.” This is advice the board completely ignored.
The Virginia FOIA code gives the public the right to access “contracts between a public body and its officers or employees” so we look forward to receiving all documents as requested and plan to continue these discussions with that information.