Submitting the following were Laura Gitelson and Susan Ryan-Vollmar, cochairs of Arlington’s Civilian Police Advisory Board Study Committee. Town Meeting appointed Gitelson; the LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission appointed Ryan-Volmar.
The study committee plans to hold a meeting for the public at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 -- a chance for town residents and employees to share their thoughts on the current process by which residents can file complaints about police interactions, whether Arlington would benefit from a police civilian review board with the authority and resources to receive and investigate civilian complaints, offer feedback on our status report and any matters related to civilian-police interactions.
The meeting will be held online, and you can register here >>
Late last year, the 2020 Special Town Meeting approved a warrant article to create a Civilian Police Advisory Board Study Committee to consider alternative ways for residents to file complaints about police interactions and to study whether Arlington would benefit from a police civilian review board with the authority and resources to receive and investigate civilian complaints.
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