City Council announces Citizens Police Review Board members
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 | 2:24 a.m. CST;
updated 8:21 a.m. CST, Tuesday, November 3, 2009
COLUMBIA — The
City Council announced early Tuesday morning its eight appointments to the Citizens Police Review Board, which will provide independent civilian
oversight of the Columbia Police Department.
The new members were selected from an initial pool of 49 applicants.
- James Martin
- Betty Wilson
- Susan Smith
- Steve Weinberg
- Stephen Alexander
- Carroll Highbarger
- Ellen LoCurto-Martinez
The board will be tasked with reviewing certain cases of actual or perceived police misconduct with the goal of increasing police accountability and community trust in the police. A ninth member will be appointed by and from the Columbia Human Rights Commission.
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