* Biographies of leadership
^ City populations are estimates as of July 1, 2011, by the United States Census Bureau
^^ Growth rates are based upon estimated population growth over the next 30 years, from a study conducted by IHS Global Insight for the 2012 United States Conference of Mayors
^^^ Charlotte is the only city within the July 1, 2011 U.S. Census Bureau’s top 20 most populous United States cities that has an ordinance containing an “abuse of discretion” standard of review.
Charlotte is the 17th largest city in the nation. Of the top 17, Charlotte is the 4th fastest growing. We need to start acting like the city we are becoming. One way to do this is by reforming our Citizen's Review Board.
CRB Reform is:
1. Investigatory Power
2. Procedural Fairness
The Charlotte Citizens Review Board (CRB) was established in 1997 to oversee citizen appeals from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police internal affairs process. The CRB is tasked with providing an impartial review in cases where a citizen has claimed to have been the victim of alleged police misconduct.
The CRB cannot provide effective oversight because of its setup. To rule for a citizen, the CRB must find the Police Chief has “abused his discretion,” a standard no major U.S. city has. The board has little independent investigatory power and must rely on limited information to decide cases. Finally, it is hard for citizens to find information on the CRB process.
What is the Citizens Review Board?
City Council to Discuss CRB Reform
Come Make YOUR Voice Heard!
Event: Citizens Forum
Time: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: Meeting Chambers (first floor)
The Government Center
600 East 4th St.