Review Community Oversight Policies
Help us evaluate how much community oversight there is of police departments in the nation's largest cities. Search for articles or legislation online that describes the powers of the civilian oversight structure (usually a civilian review board, police commission, or inspector general) in one or more of America's 100 largest cities. Then answer the questions below. You can also view the database here:
Name of City (Pick one or more cities on this list:
Name of Civilian Review Board or other Community Oversight Structure
Members of the Community Oversight Structure...
Are required to all be civilians (No former law enforcement allowed on it)
Can include former but not current law enforcement
Can include members of law enforcement
The Community Oversight Structure has the power to...
Review complaints of police misconduct
Recommend (but not impose) discipline on police officers
Recommend (but not decide) police department policy
Independently investigate complaints of police misconduct
Subpoena police officers
Discipline police officers
Decide police department policy
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