Leaders of the Poughkeepsie police officers’ union are battling supporters of a civilian-police review board, witness for witness, with one more round to go after Monday evening’s hearing.
The Common Council has been hearing comments from the public about the possible formation of the review board, which would investigate complaints involving officers, recommend discipline, and have access to police records.
The Syracuse Common Council is pushing forward with the Right to Know legislation, expecting to vote on it in about two weeks.
The legislation would require Syracuse Police officers to identify themselves at stops, have a consent to search, and conduct quarterly meetings on their reports.
In Syracuse, advocacy groups pushing for policing reform shared their message from the steps of City Hall to the doors of Syracuse residents Saturday.
SPAARC and Rebirth SYR took to the 17th Ward to canvas and speak to neighbors, discussing the People’s Agenda, a list of nine demands presented to the city earlier this summer.
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