By: Lindsay Ward
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Next week, a meeting will be held to continue talks on possibly having an independent police review board in Allegheny County.READ MORE: My Brothers Keeper Program Offering Mini-Grants For Outreach Activities
There’s been a lot of back and forth between county council members on what’s best.
The nine-member board will be responsible for reviewing allegations of misconduct against county police officers. In addition, officers in other municipalities could opt-in.
Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to establish the board, but they were never successful.READ MORE: National Women's History Museum Seeks Nominations For U.S. Quarter Series
However, there is one bill that remains and this is what it’ll do— it will allow the council to appoint four members, allow County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to appoint four members and it will allow them both to compromise on a ninth member.
At a recent meeting, the committee discussed a number of other amendments to the bill but no final vote was made.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 20th at 4 pm. It will be a zoom meeting.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
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