The Lawrence City Commission this week will again consider an ordinance creating a community police review board
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence City Commission this week will again consider an ordinance creating a community police review board.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the commission will meet Tuesday after multiple revisions aimed at ensuring the board would have sufficient access to police files and recordings.
The proposal calls for the board to review racial and other bias complaints made against police when the person filing the complaint disagrees with the findings by the police department.
Approval was delayed over concerns that the ordinance allows for the board to be denied access to the police investigation files and recordings. The city attorney’s office updated the proposed ordinance to include examples of when the file or recording can be redacted.
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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com