The proposal for the board is derived from City Council’s unanimous adoption of Resolution 2950 last summer. The resolution condemns police brutality and systematic racism. It also reaffirms the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. In the text, City Council announced the intent to form a review board.
Public meetings to discuss board options will take place on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. and March 3 at 7 p.m. City Council will consider the options brought forth at those meetings on March 9.
Recently adopted Virginia legislation states that a law enforcement civilian body may receive, investigate, and issue findings on complaints from civilians regarding the conduct of two groups: law enforcement officers and civilian employees of a law enforcement agency serving under that authority.