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Citizen Review Board

Reviews internal investigations where a peace officer is alleged to have used force, discharged a firearm, committed a crime, when a person sustained severe injury, death, or alleged their civil rights were violated by a peace officer, or other investigations requested by the City Manager or Police Chief.

Current Members and Term Expiration Dates

March 31, 2025

  • Elizabeth Grant (Vice Chair), Shamera Loose (Chair), Mike O'Malley

March 31, 2026

  • Melissa Rosas

March 31, 2027

  • Michael Ruttenberg

Council Liaison(s): Shirley Peel

Staff Liaison(s): Jessica Jones

Archived Documents

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At the request of the City Manager or the Chief of Police, the Citizen Review Board makes recommendations concerning interpretation of police policies and procedures.

The Board reviews internal investigations concerning Police and Community Service Officer conduct in the following situations:

  1. Upon written complaint, where an Officer is alleged to have: used force or discharged a firearm in violation of policy or law; committed a crime; or caused a person to sustain severe injury, death, or a civil rights violation.
  2. Regardless of whether or not there is a complaint, where an Officer has used deadly force.
  3. Upon written request, where a person wants to have Police Services' decision reviewed with regard to any other written allegation of misconduct of an Officer.
  4. Any other investigation as requested by the City Manager or Chief of Police.

The Board also offers reviews for other law enforcement agencies operating within the City and makes annual reports to the City Council and City Manager concerning activities and recommendations of the Board. The results of the Board review are provided to the City Manager, the Chief of Police, and the complainant.

Recommended Qualifications

Enthusiasm and willingness to serve. Board members regularly edit Word documents and use e-mail to communicate.

Time Commitment

2 hours/month for regularly scheduled meetings; additional hours vary for subcommittees to review cases.

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