Dean of Green Gardening Almanac


Jun 16, 2017 Bloomington police, community groups and the City Council have hammered out draft ordinance for a new citizen-led police oversight board. The Council will discuss the proposal to establish a Public Safety and Community Relations board at a Committee of the Whole meeting Monday evening. The proposed ordinance follows months of negotiations between the city and groups such as Black Lives Matter, Not In Our Town, the NAACP and the YWCA who have been dissatisfied with the process for making complaints against Bloomington officers. Tom Cullen of the American Civil Liberties Union of Central Illinois, another of the groups that supports the ordinance, said the oversight panel is not a panacea, but should help restore trust between some members of the minority community and the police. "One of the reasons why this board is necessary is so that people have trust in their police force and the integrity of its procedures," Cullen said on GLT's Sound Ideas. The board would serve in strictly an

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