Montgomery Council Mulls Policy Advisory Commission

Pair of PoliceEarlier this week the Montgomery County Council heard public testimony on the bill that would create a Police Advisory Commission.

The Washington Post reports:

The proposed commission would consist of 15 members: nine civilians appointed by the council, four civilians appointed by the county executive and two ex officio members, one each for the police department and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Unlike civilian oversight boards in jurisdictions such as Baltimore, the commission would not oversee individual disciplinary cases but would be able to make general recommendations to the county council about disciplinary policy, said council member Hans Riemer (D-At Large).

A vote on the bill will be held this fall.

For more information read the full article in The Washington Post.

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