Strong Civilian Complaint Review Boards for New Jersey Now!

Strong Civilian Complaint Review Boards for New Jersey Now!

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Vote-ED started this petition to State Senator Steve Sweeney and

New Jersey needs a strong Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) with subpoena power. This must operate at the municipal, county, and state levels.  This petition is designed to ensure that our elected representatives know that the people of the State of New Jersey want to be heard and represented regarding this matter.

We call on the Legislature to approve strong civilian review boards in New Jersey by passing bill number S2963/A4656, which will protect these essential powers that establish strong civilian review boards in our State.

This is not an attack on the police.  In fact, this structure will protect officers and residents with a process that ensures transparency, fairness, and justice.

The CCRB must have subpoena power. A Civilian Complaint Review Board without subpoena power has no real power to effectively create change. 

Here are the specific requirements for strong CCRBs:

  • Subpoena Power: To carry out meaningful oversight, a civilian review board must have the power to independently subpoena witnesses and documentary evidence.
  • Concurrent Investigatory Powers: It is essential that civilian review board investigations be allowed to run concurrent and parallel to internal affairs investigations of related conduct by law enforcement.
  • Community Representation: Each civilian review board must be comprised of qualified community representatives chosen by community and civic organizations.
  • Disciplinary Power: Civilian review boards must be able to recommend discipline of officers.

Make your voice heard by signing this Petition Today and sharing it widely with your contacts.

Help ensure the safety, fair and humane treatment, equity, and justice for all residents of New Jersey when they have interactions with the police. 

We must get this done before June 21, 2021, when the state legislature goes into recession. 

We need your assistance Today!  Together we can create a safer New Jersey.

#StrongCivilianReviewBoardsNow

Thank You,

Dr. Akil Khalfani

Founder, Vote-ED

 

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