Civilian Police Review Boards No. 218
The police provide a vital service for our communities under frequently difficult working conditions.
At times, officers must use force for the good of the people, and to protect and serve them.
At other times, the police have been used as a means to stifle and oppress the poor and minorities, as well as political dissidents and others who do not support certain government policies.
Americans for Democratic Action calls upon all cities and other jurisdictions to establish civilian review boards, no member of which shall be an employee or in any way retained by the Police Department, with the following minimum powers and authority:
# # # No. 218 Politics and Government Commission