- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - City leaders in Champaign have chosen to create a working group to look at starting a citizen police review board.

The city council unanimously approved the idea Tuesday night. The group would be made of up to 15 community members, investigators and police representatives appointed by Police Chief Anthony Cobb. It would meet over the next six to nine months and review current ways the Champaign Police Department reviews citizen complaints and use-of-force incidents.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1QAox5m) that the panel also would examine different types of citizen police review boards.

The panel would make recommendations to the city council when it has finished its work. The council would make the final decision on the recommendations.

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Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com

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