Police Accountability Board Has Been Approved

The Rochester City Council has approved plans for a Police Accountability Board, but city voters will have the final say in a referendum this November.

The council vote was unanimous. Under the plan, the nine-member board would investigate claims of misconduct by officers.Disciplinary authority would move from the police department to the board. An amendment allows one board member with law enforcement experience, though not for at least three years and not with the RPD.

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