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Community Police Review Board
410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
319-356-5043

To contact the entire Board, email CPRB@iowa-city.org. All correspondence addressed to the Community Police Review Board becomes a permanent public record that appears in the Board packet, is archived by the City and will be distributed in the next meeting packet. The sender must include their full name. Unsigned correspondence will not be forwarded to the Board.

Public meeting 

Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Agendas

10/23/20 Agenda  Revised
10/23/2020 Zoom Meeting Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G8AUqJLFRGKpJDZh_mkPhA

Meeting Id: 944 6892 3315

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Staff contact 

Chris Olney

Board Members

Term: 07/01/17 - 06/30/21, David Selmer  - Chair               

Term: 07/01/17 - 06/30/21, Latisha McDaniel

Term: 07/01/19 - 6/30/23, Jerri MacConnell

Term: 07/01/20 - 6/30/24, Orville Townsend, Sr. - Vice Chair

Term: 07/01/20 - 6/30/24, Amanda Nichols

Origin 

Contact staff

Number of members 

Five

Appointed by

City Council

Term 

Four-year Term, expiring on June 30.

Duties 

The Iowa City Community Police Review Board (hereafter referred to as the CPRB) was established to provide a complaint process into claims of Iowa City police misconduct and assure that investigations are conducted in a manner which is fair, thorough and accurate; and to assist the Police Chief, the City Manager and the City Council in evaluating the overall performance of the Police Department by having it review the Police Department's investigation into complaints. A "complaint to the board" is an allegation of misconduct lodged against a sworn police officer ("police officer" or "officer") employed by the Iowa City police department, where the complained of activity occurred while the officer was acting in the capacity of a sworn police officer.

In addition, the CPRB reviews police policies, procedures, and practices, and may recommend modifications to them.

See also City Code Chapter 8 Community Police Review Board.

About the CPRB

The Iowa City Community Police Review Board (hereafter referred to as the CPRB) consists of five members appointed by the City Council. The CPRB has its own legal counsel. 

The CPRB reviews reports prepared after investigation of complaints about alleged police misconduct. It then issues its own written reports that contain detailed findings of fact and conclusions that explain why and the extent to which complaints should be sustained or not sustained. The CPRB maintains a central registry of complaints against sworn police officers and prepares annual reports to the City Council on the disposition of these complaints. 

The CPRB reviews police policies, procedures, and practices, and may recommend modifications to them. The board shall hold at least one community forum each year for the purpose of hearing views on the policies, practices and procedures of the Iowa City police department. 

The CPRB has only limited civil administrative review powers and has no power or authority over criminal matters or police discipline. It is not a court of law and is not intended to substitute for any form of legal action against the Police Department or the City. 

Filing a Complaint

Click HERE for more information on filing a complaint.

Additional information

Educational video

Reports 

View forum summaries

View public complaint reports

View annual reports

View CPRB history report

 

 

 

 

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