CCRB, John Jay College host symposium on oversight of law enforcement

AmNews Staff Reports | 3/21/2019, midnight
The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, in conjunction with the John Jay Office for the Advancement of Research, ...
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The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, in conjunction with the John Jay Office for the Advancement of Research, recently hosted a symposium on oversight of law enforcement in New York and across the nation.

During the symposium, criminal justice and law enforcement scholars and reform advocates convened for discussions on how oversight entities can better serve civilians. Five panels throughout the day focused on building confidence with the police complaint process, bridging the gap between communities and oversight entities, and using data—including body-worn camera footage—to increase transparency in the oversight process.

Keynote speaker Marilyn Mosby, attorney for the city of Baltimore, noted parallels between oversight of law enforcement in Baltimore and New York and emphasized the importance of communication among all parties involved in the oversight of law enforcement.