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File #: ORD. 2020-155    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 7/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/27/2020
Title: To establish a Task Force on the Establishment of a Civilian Review Board to review and provide recommendations concerning the creation of such a board.
Patrons: Stephanie Lynch, Michael Jones, Andreas Addison, President Newbille, Ellen Robertson, Kristen Larson, Kimberly Gray
Indexes: Civilian Review Board, Police Department, Task Force
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2020-155
Related files: RES. 2020-R048, RES. 2020-R045, RES. 2020-R046, RES. 2020-R047, ORD. 2020-154
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To establish a Task Force on the Establishment of a Civilian Review Board to review and provide recommendations concerning the creation of such a board.
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WHEREAS, the Council believes that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Richmond that the Council establish Task Force on the Establishment of a Civilian Review Board to review and provide recommendations to the Council concerning the creation of a Civilian Review Board with subpoena powers and duties that include the independent investigation of citizen complaints against the Department of Police; and
WHEREAS, it is estimated that the annual operating costs for the Task Force will be approximately $5,000, including ten staff hours;
NOW, THEREFORE,
THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That the Council hereby establishes the Task Force on the Establishment of a Civilian Review Board (the "Task Force") pursuant to the following guidelines:
A. Purpose. The Task Force shall make recommendations to the Council concerning the creation of a Civilian Review Board with subpoena powers and duties that include the independent investigation of citizen complaints against the Department of Police. For purposes of section 2-761 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, the Task Force is classified as "advisory."
B. Composition.
1. Appointment. The Task Force shall consist of nine residents of the city of Richmond appointed by the Council. All appointments shall be otherwise governed by sections 2-755 and 2-756 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended.
2. Qualifications. The membership of the Task Force should possess a broad range of experience with expertise in policy development, legal, racial, and social justice advocacy, criminal justice education, or human resources. Of the nine members, (i) at least one member shall be a youth age 18 or younger, (ii) at least one member shall be a resident of public housing, a...

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