BREAKING NEWS: Council approved an ordinance establishing a Civilian Oversight Board. A Board of 7 Citizens Will Review Use of Force Incidents And Complaints…

 


 






• Council approved an ordinance establishing a Civilian Oversight Board.

The board, which will be made up of seven citizens, will receive citizen complaints and monitor processing, review completed internal investigations of citizen complaints, and review use of force incidents.

The board will be tasked with working with the RPD to identify areas for improvement and finding solutions in order to continue building trust.

Information on how to apply for the board will be available soon.



City of Rockford provided the following information:

BIG NIGHT AT CITY COUNCIL: Tonight, City Council approved a number of important initiatives.
• Council approved a $200,000 long-term loan to create a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in partnership with Rockford Local Development Corporation. CDFIs provide financial products and services to create economic opportunity in low and moderate income communities.
• Council approved $250,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to go towards establishing a Critical Residential Repair Program with Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity. Under the program, 50 home repairs will be done on homes owned by low to moderate income homeowners in Rockford.
• Council approved an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Rockford Park District for a Collaborative Summer Youth Program. The Park District and the City will collaborate to create a well-rounded, edu-rec summer curriculum provided in a setting that aims to identify and mitigate trauma carried by participants and includes strategies that have been identified to prevent youth violence from occurring, as well as reduce the immediate and long-term harms in order to prevent future violence.
• Council approved an ordinance establishing a Civilian Oversight Board. The board, which will be made up of seven citizens, will receive citizen complaints and monitor processing, review completed internal investigations of citizen complaints, and review use of force incidents. The board will be tasked with working with the RPD to identify areas for improvement and finding solutions in order to continue building trust. Information on how to apply for the board will be available soon.





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