- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s administration is opposing changes to the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board that include a more transparent process and the ability to perform concurrent investigation with police.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1U3LbYg) administration officials on Monday distributed their version of a proposed amendment to the ordinance that guides the oversight board.

The administration kept provisions requiring the board to hire an investigator and create an online complaint form. But it eliminated other provisions, including one requiring city employees to participate in the process.

The administration’s proposal comes after months of planning by advocacy groups hoping to tighten citizen oversight of the police. Calls to expand oversight have only increased since the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white officer earlier this month.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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