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File #: 21-1513   
Type: Appointment - With Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/11/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance appointing Richard Delgado and Skylar Camarena to the Citizen Advisory Action Board, commonly referred to as the Complaint and Administrative Review Board, for terms to expire on February 11, 2023. [Tina J. Flores, City Clerk]
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2021-02-11-0096
DEPARTMENT: Office of the City Clerk


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Tina J. Flores


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide


SUBJECT:

Appointments to the Citizen Advisory Action Board, commonly referred to as the Complaint and Administrative Review Board.

SUMMARY:

This item approves the appointment of the following two members of the community to the Citizen Advisory Action Board for a two-year term to expire on February 11, 2023. The Citizen Advisory Action Board (CAAB) is also commonly referred to as the Complaint and Administrative Review Board (CARB).

1. Richard Delgado
2. Skylar Camarena

The selected applicants will serve with the current civilian board members.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Citizen Advisory Action Board (CAAB), also commonly referred to as the Complaint and Administrative Review Board (CARB), is comprised of seven uniformed officers and seven civilians. The Board meets bi-weekly to hear investigations on complaints made against police officers for misconduct, use of force and violations of the SAPD general manual and makes recommendations of discipline to the Police Chief. The Police Chief selects a Deputy Chief to serve as the Chairman of the CAAB for a six-month term. The remaining six uniform positions, which consist of one Captain, one Lieutenant, one Sergeant, one Detective-Investigator and two patrol officers, are selected to serve a six month term by the Police Chief from a list of officers that respond to a department-wide advertisement. Including a diverse group of community members in the review of complaints against police officers enhances the transparency of the disciplinary process and allows for the shared discussion of an incident which results in a thorough review.

During these hearings, the Board is presented details of the Internal Affairs investigation, question the officers and/or the complainants and recommend whether or not the complaint is founded or unfounded. The uniform officers and citizens tak...

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