The Phoenix City Council is expected to hear a discussion on a civilian review board to oversee the Phoenix Police Department.
The discussion started more than a year ago. The aim of the review board is to increase police transparency, AZFamily reports.
City leaders have come up with two different options for the review board.
The first option would create a civilian ombudsman position. This official would be hired by the City Manager and would mediate complaints and monitor police investigations on use-of-force incidents. They would also release an annual report of audit findings, including recommendations by police, investigations and training.
The second would create two new independent bodies, one with city staff, called the Office of Accountability and Transparency and another made up of appointed community members called the Community Review Board. The two would work together to gather input from the community and release independent reports on police policy, investigations and training.