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File #: ORD. 2022-091    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 3/14/2022 In control: Governmental Operations Standing Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2022 Final action:
Title: To amend ch. 2, art. V of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 20 (?? 2-1202.1-2-1202.5) for the purpose of establishing a Civilian Review Board.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2022-091
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To amend ch. 2, art. V of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 20 (?? 2-1202.1-2-1202.5) for the purpose of establishing a Civilian Review Board.
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WHERES, the Mayor and the Council believe that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Richmond that the City establish a Civilian Review Board to review and provide findings on certain internal investigations conducted by the Department of Police and to make policy recommendations concerning law enforcement matters; and
WHEREAS, it is estimated that the annual operating costs for the Civilian Review Board will be approximately $200,000, including 1,800 staff hours;
NOW, THEREFORE,

THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That Chapter 2, Article V of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020) be and is hereby amended and reordained by adding therein a new Division 20, consisting of sections numbered 2-1202.1 through 2-1202.5, as follows:
DIVISION 20
CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD
Sec. 2-1202.1. Created.
In accordance with Code of the Virginia, ? 9.1-601, there is hereby created a board of the City of Richmond with indefinite duration to be known as the Civilian Review Board for the purpose of (i) investigating and making recommendations to the Council, the Mayor, and the Chief of Police concerning internal investigations conducted by the Department of Police regarding (a) police officer-involved shootings; (b) deaths of persons while held in the custody of the Department of Police; (c) serious injuries to persons while in the custody of the Department of Police; (d) accusations of physical or verbal abuse by officers of the Department of Police; and (e) appeals by citizens of a finding or decision of the Department of Police; and (ii) providing recommendations on law enforcement practices, policies, and procedures. For purposes of section 2-773, the Board is classified as "advisory."
Sec. 2-1202.2. Composition; terms of office; compensation; training.
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