FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — The 73 final recommendations from the Police Reform Commission – to be handed over to the Fresno City Council this week – were announced Tuesday.
One of the recommendations finds that the two entities now overseeing the department, the Office of Independent Review and the Civilian Police Advisory Board, need to be strengthened. It recommends a new civilian oversight board be created to replace the civilian police advisory board
The second recommendation is that the new board be made up of 11 to 13 local residents who are reflective of the city.
The third recommendation is that the board oversees a large number of functions — including reviewing complaints against the department and input into the hiring of future chiefs.
The fourth recommendation states that all board meetings will be open to the public.
The fifth recommendation is that the city re-enforces current oversight bodies like the internal affairs investigations.
There are 70 recommendations going to the council on Thursday.
A list of the 73 recommendations can be found here.