Why Proposed Change For Police Review Board Won’t Be On November Ballot
Monday, August 6, 2018
Credit: Associated Press
Andrew Bowen, metro reporter, KPBS News
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.
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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