Youngstown considers residents overview board on police conduct

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Youngstown Police Chief Carl Davis was receptive to the idea

by: Jacob Thompson

Posted: Feb 25, 2021 / 9:21 AM EST
Updated: February 25, 2021 / 9:21 AM EST

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – During Thursday’s Youngstown Safety Committee meeting, the idea of ​​a Citizens Review Committee was raised.

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The idea is that Youngstown residents sit on the board to hear questions from people about certain police behaviors.

Youngstown Police Chief Carl Davis was receptive to the idea.

Councilor Anita Davis pointed out a few other departments that had committees similar to this in places like Atlanta and Cleveland.

Alderman Jimmy Hughes said it can be complex.

“It’s going to be difficult just to tell the Citizens Review Board if we don’t really want to know exactly what they are doing and what they are not doing or what variables are being put together,” said Hughes.

When a citizens’ screening committee is set up, the council says it can only run the city’s residents.