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Strength Coaching Cuts Will Not End Strength and Conditioning at DMPS Schools

23 days ago   |   By Who TV

DES MOINES, Iowa - Budget cuts within Des Moines Public Schools will eliminate strength and conditioning coaches at each high school, but officials say a new way to prepare those athletes will evolve in its place.
"When those things happen, we've got to find a way. We will work together to figure out how we can put some things together, pool our resources, be efficient and not let it affect our kids because that is what this is all about," said Lincoln High School activities director Phil Chia.
Chia says stipends for all strength and conditioning coaches are being cut as part of the $14...
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Despite Pushback, Des Moines Police Sticking With Controversial De-Escalation Trainer

Despite Pushback, Des Moines Police Sticking With Controversial De-Escalation Trainer

23 days ago   |   By Who TV

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is speaking out against the Des Moines City Council for allowing just 25 seconds for public comment at Monday night's meeting.
Iowa CCI questions if city leaders are listening to concerns from the community about Des Moines Police Sgt. Michael Fong , who is on a five-person team leading de-escalation training. In 2007, the police department suspended Fong for using excessive force, which led to an $800,000 settlement.
"What are you going to do to address the concerns of the community. Are you going to continue to ignore and dig...
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