The Community Police Review Board has two new members following Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission meeting, and commissioners briefly discussed the fraught board’s situation.
Lawrence’s Community Police Review Board will not meet Thursday as planned due to the lack of a quorum, the city announced. In addition, a new member appointed last month has resigned.
Because of “lingering vacancies and unresolved questions,” the city’s first Community-Police Oversight Work Group meeting has been postponed, according to the city.
Frustration abounds as a community board created to advise the Lawrence Police Department and oversee complaints has made little progress in more than a year, and a new work group has yet to meet. Also, three board members have resigned.
The two newest appointees to the Lawrence Community Police Review Board will take the helm as chair and vice chair, members voted Thursday.
Lawrence’s Community Police Review Board has selected the three members who will serve on the new Community-Police Oversight Work Group.
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved five community members who will serve on the new Community-Police Oversight Work Group.
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved a plan for a work group that will revise how complaints against Lawrence police officers are handled and reviewed.
The Lawrence Community Police Review Board tonight advanced a charter creating a new task force. Members did not raise questions about officer truthfulness policies that have spurred conflict between area law enforcement and the district attorney’s office.
Lawrence Community Police Review Board members appeared pleasantly surprised Thursday evening to hear a summary of complaints made against Lawrence police officers in the past few months.
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