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File #: 21-0794    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/1/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 3/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 4 (COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS) of Title 2 (GENERAL GOVERNMENT) of The Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended, by adding a new Article AA (INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY POLICING REVIEW BOARD) and to amend Article A (GENERAL PROVISIONS) of Chapter 1 (POLICE PROTECTION) OF Title 4 (PUBLIC SAFETY) of The Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended, to add Sections 4-1-5 (INDEPENDENT POLICING AUDITOR/INVESTIGATOR) AND 4-1-6 (INDEPENDENT POLICING AUDITOR/INVESTIGATOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES).
Attachments: 1. 21-0794_Attachment 1 CPRB Hybrid Ordinance 03032021, 2. 21-0794_Attachment 2 ResolutionNo2950CondemningRacism, 3. 21-0794_Attachment 3 Senate Bill No 5035 and House Bill No 5055, 4. 21-0794_Attachment 4 SeifeldeinCommunityPoliceReviewBoardPresentation, 5. 21-0794_Attachment 5 CPRBHybridOrdinanceSeifeldeinComments, 6. 21-0794_Attachment 6 changes from 02192021 version, 7. 21-0794_Attachment 7 Law Enforcement Records FOIA, 8. 21-0794_Attachment 8 Examples of Timing Approaches
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: MARCH 3, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 4 (COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS) of Title 2 (GENERAL GOVERNMENT) of The Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended, by adding a new Article AA (INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY POLICING REVIEW BOARD) and to amend Article A (GENERAL PROVISIONS) of Chapter 1 (POLICE PROTECTION) OF Title 4 (PUBLIC SAFETY) of The Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended, to add Sections 4-1-5 (INDEPENDENT POLICING AUDITOR/INVESTIGATOR) AND 4-1-6 (INDEPENDENT POLICING AUDITOR/INVESTIGATOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES).
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ISSUE: Consideration of an ordinance (Attachment 1) to establish an Independent Community Policing Review Board with authority to investigate certain defined matters, review other matters investigated by the APD, and consider and make recommendations on Police Department policy and to establish a new City Council appointed position known as the Independent Police Auditor/Investigator.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proposed ordinance establishing an Independent Community Policing Review Board on first reading and set the ordinance for second reading, and public hearing on March 13, 2021 and, after public hearing, adopt the proposed ordinance.

BACKGROUND: On June 9, 2020, City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2950 (Attachment 2), which condemned police brutality and systemic racism; reaffirmed that Black Lives Matter; and stated Council's intent to establish a community policing review board in our City. In this resolution, City Council acknowledged that the plight of Black and Brown Americans is not only present in the form of police brutality, but is also entrenche...

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