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.

They are:

  • James Martin
  • Betty Wilson
  • John McClure
  • 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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