Require Elected & Empowered Community Police Review Boards

Require Elected & Empowered Community Police Review Boards

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jeff gingold started this petition to California State Senate

De-funding & changing Use of Force policies are important steps but require enforcement by the Communities that police departments are sworn to serve & protect. An elected civilian review board with the power to fire, impose sanctions, and approve and control the use of public funds is essential to change and accountability. The current system of appointment (where boards exist at all) reinforces cronyism and must be replaced by transparency. CA needs to mandate the public election for a two-year term of a review board in any City or unincorporated area with a population of more than 5,000 residents with the authority to review policy, procedures, complaints, operating budgets, and performance. Every community has a right to expect equal protection under the law and a police department that reflects its needs, supports its residents, and treats all who live, visit or pass through with equal respect, restraint, and responsibility. CA needs to assert its progressive leadership and set the standard for the Nation at this crucial moment. Demand change to defund, disarm, and disempower. 

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