Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0658    Version: 1 Name: 061422-CAC/CC-Police Oversight Commission
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/9/2022 In control: Joint Meeting of the Charter Amendment Committee and City Council
On agenda: 6/14/2022 Final action: 6/14/2022
Title: Recommendation to receive and file comments from the community, receive and file supporting documentation into the record, and move to a second public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Long Beach City Charter to establish a Police Oversight Commission and add a Director of Police Oversight position by amending and restating Article XIA. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 061422.cac-cc.item2.pdf, 2. 061422.cac-cc.item2 PowerPoint.pdf, 3. 061422.cac-cc.item2.Corresp. Downing.pdf
Related files: 22-0619, 22-0852
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Recommendation to receive and file comments from the community, receive and file supporting documentation into the record, and move to a second public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Long Beach City Charter to establish a Police Oversight Commission and add a Director of Police Oversight position by amending and restating
Article XIA. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On February 15, 2022, the City Council received a presentation of the evaluation final report and directed City staff and the City Attorney to begin the process for a City Charter amendment and to initiate the meet and confer process with relevant employee labor organization(s).

On May 24, 2022, the Long Beach City Council voted to convene the Charter Amendment Committee of the City Council to consider placing a City Charter amendment before voters to amend and restate Article XIA of the Long Beach City Charter (Citizen Police Complaint Commission) to establish a Police Oversight Commission and add a Director of Police Oversight position. A copy of the Council letter associated with that vote is attached hereto (Attachment A). Below are the recommended Charter changes to be made:

Police Oversight Commission

Proposed powers and duties of the Commission include:

· Solicit input from the community on recommendations under consideration;

· Provide feedback to Police Oversight Director on annual reports with a focus on statistical trends and special reports on matters addressed by the Police Oversight Director;

· Educate and engage with the community and bring community concerns to the attention of the Police Oversight Director and the Long Beach Police Department; and
· Receive briefings on high-profile incidents and keep confidential such information to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Police Oversight Director

The Police Oversight Director will be the chief administrative officer of the Police Oversight Commission. The Police Oversight Director will be appointed by the City Counci...

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