To review all formal and informal citizen complaints against sworn and non-sworn members of the Police Department; that review to include details of the incident, allegations and statements made by the complainant, witness statements, officer statements and reports, and any relevant audio/video evidence. Committee members who review these materials weigh their findings in the content of departmental policies and general orders with which they are thoroughly conversant, and past decisions of the Chief of Police. Committee members then recommend a disposition of the matter to the Chief of Police, for approval/modification as final arbiter.
No less than four to not more than nine residents of the community with one person from each ward and no more than two citizens coming from any one ward.
Must be an Evanston resident or employed in Evanston.
TERM: Staggered, appointed by the Mayor with approval by the City Council
Monthly or on a timeline acceptable by mutual agreement between the committee and the Chief of Police
REPORTS TO: Human Services Committee
1st Ward Jay Lytle
2nd Ward Tim Higgins
3rd Ward Debbie Wiggins and Becky Biller
4th Ward Aleksandr Granchalek
5th Ward Raymond Wells
6th Ward Robert Egan
7th Ward Jim Gordon
8th Ward Marie Babb-Fowler
9th Ward Harriet Sallach
Evanston Police Department
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|06/2014, 07/2014 & 08/2014||Reports|
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