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Nashville Votes to Create Citizen Oversight Board

November 8, 2018
James Smallwood, president of the Nashville Fraternal Order of Police, said in a statement: "While the Fraternal Order of Police remains firm in its belief that this board will only create a divide between law enforcement and the public, we recognize that the voters have spoken, and we will respect the rule of law and the will of the people we serve."

Washington Oversight Board: Sheriff's UOF Complaint Process Needs Work

August 30, 2018
The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) recently released a new report that suggested the process used by the King County Sheriff's Office to review complaints made by members of the public against officers for alleged unnecessary or excessive use of force needs improvement.

Orlando PD Revises Social Media Policy to Include Possible Firing

August 3, 2018
Orlando police officers can now face termination for violating the department's social media policy, following an officer's controversial Facebook posts that prompted frustration among the agency's civilian oversight board.

Panel Revokes Former Oregon Police Chief's Certification for 10 Years

July 27, 2018
The Oregon Board of Public Safety Standards and Training voted 14-to-4 to revoke former Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea's police certification for 10 years for dishonesty.

California Department Sees Setback in Effort to Get TASERs

June 30, 2018
San Francisco politicians abruptly cut funding for their police department to obtain TASERs, putting yet another roadblock in place in a years-long effort to add the ECDs to SFPD officers’ duty belts.

Chicago Officer Cleared of Allegations he Lied About 2011 OIS

June 15, 2018
By unanimous 8-0 vote, the Chicago Police Board found that officer Raoul Mosqueda did not violate department policies in a 2011 fatal shooting.

Police Association Files FOIA Requests on Chicago's Plan to Include the ACLU and BLM in Police Oversight

April 30, 2018
The FOIA request seeks, among other documents, any communications that the City of Chicago has had regarding the qualifications and possible ramifications of these activist groups being placed in an oversight capacity of the safety of Chicago police officers.

Some in Chicago Want Commission to Have Firing Authority Over Police

April 9, 2018
Backers of a long-shot proposal to give an elected board power to investigate and fire Chicago police officers threatened last week to force a vote on their idea, resurfacing a third option into an ongoing debate about civilian oversight of city police.

Panel OKs Guidelines for Los Angeles Police Department Drone Program

October 11, 2017
The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department unanimously approved guidelines Tuesday for a drone program the LAPD wants to create.

Citizens Review Board Split on Fatal NC Police Shooting, Recommends Policy Changes

August 10, 2017
The board split 4-4 on whether Chief Putney was wrong to conclude that Officer Brentley Vinson followed all department policies and procedures in last year’s shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Los Angeles Voters Pass Disciplinary Flexibility Measure for Police

May 17, 2017
Los Angeles police officers facing disciplinary hearings will have a choice of appearing before an all-civilian review board or a panel that includes two command-level officers, thanks to voters’ approval of a ballot measure condemned by critics as a weakening of the LAPD’s disciplinary system.

Entire Session of Los Angeles Police Commission Focuses on Racial Profiling

November 15, 2016
On Tuesday, the city’s civilian police commission took the unorthodox step of devoting its entire weekly meeting to the topic of biased policing, as department brass spoke to commissioners and a packed crowd of residents inside City Hall about a 143-page report, which looks at how the LAPD and other agencies investigate allegations of biased policing.

New Civilian Panel to Oversee L.A. Sheriff's Department

November 4, 2016
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday created a new sheriff's civilian oversight commission and appointed its nine members.

Chicago Civilian Office on Police Accountability to Replace IPRA

August 30, 2016
The new agency charged with investigating possible police wrongdoing in Chicago will be called the Civilian Office on Police Accountability, aldermen were told Monday.

Video: Mayor Acknowledges Racism in Chicago Police Department

April 14, 2016
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel left open the possibility Wednesday of dismantling the city's police oversight agency and acknowledged that racism is a problem within the police force and other City Hall departments.

Mayor Acknowledges Racism in Chicago Police Department

April 14, 2016
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel left open the possibility Wednesday of dismantling the city's police oversight agency and acknowledged that racism is a problem within the police force and other City Hall departments. More Here.

NYPD Review Board Charging Officers Even When No Complaints are Filed Against Them

March 28, 2016
New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board is now accusing highly decorated officers of misconduct—even when no complaints are filed against them, police sources say.

New York to Appoint Civilian to Monitor Police's Counterterrorism Activity

January 8, 2016
The mayor will appoint an independent civilian to monitor the New York Police Department's counterterrorism activities, lawyers said in court documents on Thursday as they moved to settle a pair of lawsuits over surveillance targeting Muslims.

Chicago Creates Police Accountability Task Force

December 1, 2015
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the creation of a police accountability task force. The announcement came a week after Officer Jason Van Dyke of the Chicago Police Department was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Laquan McDonald.

Phoenix Officer Violated Policy in Shooting, Use of Force Board Says

September 18, 2015
The Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association is disappointed in the findings and says it does not factor in the split-second decision the sergeant who shot Cusseaux had to make.
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