Columbia
35° F
Clear
Clear

Columbia Citizens Police Review Board no longer wants meetings televised

By Jillian Fertig, Reporter, jillian.fertig@kmiz.com
Published On: Oct 20 2013 09:36:20 PM CDT
Columbia Police car

KMIZ

COLUMBIA, Mo. -

The Columbia Citizens Police Review Board that handles police complaints wants to keep its meetings off TV and the internet.

The board will bring this request to the city council Monday night after a 7-2 vote among the board last week.

Chairman James Martin told ABC 17 News it's about protecting the process.

He said the seven that voted in favor feel that televising the meetings might keep people from giving the board their opinions or complaints, which is the purpose of the board.

The meetings are a place for people outside the department to talk about public complaints against CPD officers for actual or perceived misconduct.

All meetings are broadcasted on the city website and anyone can watch.

In a phone interview, Martin said only he and board member Jerry Kennett voted against the issue.

He said he thinks citizens should stand up for their opinions regardless of whether its televised or not.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus