Chris Coleman on Crime
Audit police response to alleged officer misconduct
The national dialogue about policing, particularly in communities of color, has put our officers under intense scrutiny. And because we are focused on equity, we haven't run from that conversation. One concern raised by the community during the past
year and a half is the practice and structure of the Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (PCIARC)--which examines incidents of alleged officer misconduct and makes a disciplinary recommendation to the Chief of Police.
After an audit of the PCIARC & numerous community conversations, the City Council is pursuing a set of administrative changes in the immediate short term and I will make further recommendations for city ordinance changes by the end of the summer.
We don't always get it right. But we do so much more right here in Saint Paul. Under the leadership of Chief Smith and with hundreds of committed uniformed officers, our department is setting the national standard for true community policing.
Source: 2016 State of the City address: St. Paul Minnesota
, Apr 19, 2016
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