William A. “Butch” Simmons Jr. is Community Relations Specialist with primary responsibility for managing CRC’s involvement in Police Disciplinary Review Process. He has been with CRC and the City of Charlotte for more than 16 years. During that time he has been involved in more than 1,500 disciplinary reviews.
A Charlotte native, Simmons graduated from West Charlotte Senior High School and received a bachelor of arts degree from North Carolina Central University in 1971. He began his professional career as a teacher in New York City. Years later a research assistant with the Charlotte Police Department brought him back home. Following his employment with the police department, he held administrative positions with the Charlotte Housing Authority for more than 16 years. He and his wife have two adult children, a daughter and a son, and one grandchild.
Butch's responsibilities include the following:
Police Disciplinary Review
- Attends all Internal Affairs Disciplinary Review Boards
- Makes recommendations for disciplinary action on all Internal Affairs Review Board
- Reviews all Internal Affairs Investigative files prior to Disciplinary Review Boards
- Assists citizens in filing allegations of police misconduct
- Assists citizens in filing appeals to The Citizens Review Board
- Conducts annual community outreach programs to describe and explain the disciplinary process
- Prepares an annual report to the City Council
Assists the CRC director in developing, directing and implementing programs and activities that develop, maintain and improve community relations in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
- Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
- Bethlehem Center Board of Directors, past member
- Charlotte Enterprise Community Board of Directors, past Board President
- McCrorey YMCA Board of Mangers, Past Board President
- Community Link Board of Directors, Past Board Member
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., member