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City accepts Auditor's review board

On June 7th, City Council voted for the Auditor's review board, 5-0. Commissioner Saltzman added a piece that allows the Independent Police Review investigators to ask questions directly to police. However, they wil still be doing so in the presence of Internal Affairs detectives, who "may repeat the question or order the officer to answer." Council lauded Auditor Blackmer for his honessty and integrity, yet berated the "activists", "advocates" and "legitimate groups" who were criticizing the board instead of coming along and helping make it work.

Background: Copwatch | Copwatch Analysis of Auditor's Review Board | Pac-2002