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Why Proposed Change For Police Review Board Won’t Be On November Ballot

A San Diego police officer with a police dog waits outside a house with a pos...

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Above: A San Diego police officer with a police dog waits outside a house with a possible suspect inside Friday, July 29, 2016.

Why Proposed Change For Police Review Board Won't Be On November Ballot

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Andrew Bowen, metro reporter, KPBS News

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In 2016, San Diego voters overwhelmingly passed Measure G, which modestly strengthened the Community Review Board on Police Practices by changing its name and changing oversight from the mayor's office, to the mayor and the city council.

The review board was in line to be further strengthened this year with a city charter amendment to dissolve the current board and create a new one with the power to investigate police practices independently of the city attorney.

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At its meeting on July 31, the city council did not approve advancing the charter amendment. Time had run out to get the measure -- first proposed in February of this year -- on the ballot.

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