- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit City Council has voted to give back full power to a civilian police oversight board.

The council’s vote Tuesday restores authority to the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners that was taken away while the city was under emergency management. Beginning Dec. 10, the board will make final decisions on employee discipline and play a role in the police department’s policies and budget.

The board was established in 1974. It has seven elected members and four chosen by the mayor.

The Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/1Gg2jlA ) reports the council is expected to act to reverse other changes made by former emergency manager Kevyn Orr by the end of the year. The council can alter his orders by passing resolutions effective on or after Dec. 10, a year after Detroit was taken out of emergency management.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com


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