Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Community Police Review Board
410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
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.
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Watch previous meetings
Beginning April 29, 2021, City Channel 4 began providing video of Community Police Review Board meetings. You can watch or listen to previous meetings on City Channel 4's website. Video and audio will be uploaded within two business days of the scheduled meeting.
Term: 07/01/19 - 06/30/23, Jerri MacConnell
Term: 07/01/20 - 06/30/24, Orville Townsend, Sr.
Term: 07/01/20 - 06/30/24, Amanda Nichols - Chair
Term: 07/01/21 - 06/30/25, Saul Mekies
Term: 07/01/21 - 06/30/25, Melissa Jensen
Term: 07/01/22- 06/30/26, Ricky Downing
Term: 07/01/22 - 06/30/26, Stuart Vander Vegte
Number of members
Four-year Term, expiring on June 30.
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.
About the CPRB
The Iowa City Community Police Review Board (hereafter referred to as the CPRB) consists of seven 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.