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City police panel formed, but exclusions roil activists
The Daily Progress Monday, June 04, 2018 at midnight

There were only 10 applicants left to consider after a series of dismissals and withdrawals earlier this year, but there are now seven official appointees to the city’s new Civilian Review Board.

Following a community forum at the Jefferson School City Center in April and a public hearing last month that coincided with its approval to hire incoming police Chief RaShall Brackney, the Charlottesville City Council on Monday announced its appointments to a new community board that will strive to ensure local police are accountable to the public.

The exclusion of two high-profile activists drew the ire of about a dozen people who spoke at the meeting. The dissent led to a prolonged council discussion about how it arrived at its appointments.

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