Establishing a Civilian Oversight Board (COB) was a huge undertaking, but it only takes us half way there. Subpoena power is another step… but the #COB needs community vigilance to ensure it does the job intended and doesn’t sink into another status-quo bureaucracy.
The COB needs to:
– Undergo #ACLU ‘Know Your Rights’ & implicit bias trainings
– Fulfill its mandate towards community education
– Audit policies and practices of the SLMPD