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Call City Council, Demand Police Accountability Board

August 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Friday call City Council Members and demand a Police Accountability Board in Rochester. #PhoneCouncilFriday #AgitationAugust

This Friday, call (585) 428-7538 and ask for City Council members Mike Paterson and Mitch Gruber and demand an uncompromising Police Accountability Board with all 5 essential pillars:

1) an independent agency of city government, separate from RPD
2) independent investigative authority
3) subpoena power
4) disciplinary power through a disciplinary matrix
5) power to assess RPD policies and procedures and make recommendations


If you would like to read from a script, feel free to use this:
“True Police Accountability in Rochester requires the power to discipline officers for misconduct. RPD has a dismal record of disciplining officers for excessive force, proving they cannot be trusted with the sole power to discipline officers. We need civilian-led discipline. City Council must not back down from this essential pillar of the Police Accountability Board (PAB). NYC’s Civilian Complaint Review Board proves that if a city compromises on civilian-led discipline, police officers will not be held accountable. NYC can only recommend discipline to NYPD and these recommendations are ignored in 90% of cases. There are rumors that City Council will only give the PAB power to recommend discipline. This is unacceptable! We need a Police Accountability Board with teeth! The only way to stop police brutality is to hold officers accountable. RPD cannot hold their own officers accountable. We must pass a PAB with all 5 pillars.”

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August 31, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm