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File #: ORD. 2021-180    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/28/2021 Final action: 6/28/2021
Title: To amend Ord. No. 2020-155, adopted Jul. 27, 2020, which established a Task Force on the Establishment of a Civilian Review Board to review and provide recommendations concerning the creation of such a board, to revise and extend the submission deadlines for certain reporting requirements.
Patrons: Michael Jones, Stephanie Lynch
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2021-180
Title
To amend Ord. No. 2020-155, adopted Jul. 27, 2020, which established a Task Force on the Establishment of a Civilian Review Board to review and provide recommendations concerning the creation of such a board, to revise and extend the submission deadlines for certain reporting requirements.
Body
I. That Ordinance No. 2020-155, adopted July 27, 2020, be and is hereby amended and reordained as follows:
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 ...

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