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Oakland City Council Approves Civilianization of Citizen OPD Complaints, 7/7/09: audio
Toward the end of a very long Oakland City Council meeting on July 7th, at ten minutes after midnight to be exact, council members overwhelmingly approved shifting intake of citizen complaints away from the Oakland Police Department Internal Affairs division to the existing Citizen's Police Review Board (CPRB). The Oakland City Council voted 7-1 to direct City Administrator Dan Lindheim to prepare a transition plan and to research funding opportunities by September. The only council dissenter was Larry Reid, who abstained. He also dissented in the previous Public Safety Committee meeting -- his objection being that funding was not yet secured.
previous related post:
A Big Step Forward for Civilian Oversight of Police in Oakland, 6/23/09: photos & audio
(Public Safety Committee voted to push proposal to full council)
Oakland Citizens' Police Review Board
People United for a Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO)