City Council tables mayor's Police Accountability Board legislation

Rochester City Council tabled the mayor's legislation involving a Police Accountability Board. (WHAM Photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The Rochester City Council has tabled Mayor Lovely Warren's proposed legislation involving a Police Accountability Board.

City Council made the decision at Thursday's meeting. Earlier in the week City Council said that the plan would most likely be tabled.

City Council President Loretta Scott says the city's plan will be released within the next several days. Public forums are expected to be held once the legislation is made public.

Under the mayor's plan citizens would be able to make recommendations on police discipline, along with the chief of police having the ability to reject those recommendations.

The proposed nine member board would have investigative and subpoena power.

Some community advocates say an accountability board should have more power.

The mayor says that would not hold up in court.


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