The City of Champaign is continuing to accept applications from citizens interested in serving on two newly constituted panels. These committees are being created to increase transparency between the police and the public. The two committees open for application are:
- The Citizen Review Subcommittee of the Human Relations Commission. The City is seeking citizens to serve on a Human Relations Commission Subcommittee with the review of citizen complaints involving police. The Subcommittee will determine whether an investigation is complete, ask questions and/or request additional information, and recommend whether the Chief of Police accepts or rejects the investigative findings. This Subcommittee will be appointed by Mayor Feinen. (5 openings)
- The Internal Police Use of Force Review Committee. The City seeks citizens who are interested in serving on the internal police department Use of Force Review Committee. The Police Department utilizes this committee to review all officer use of force, regardless of whether a citizen complaint was filed. This Committee will be appointed by Police Chief Cobb. (6 openings)
Interested citizens should submit application materials in person or by mail to the Mayor’s Office (102 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820) or by email to Joe.Lamberson@champaignil.gov.
Application materials can be found online here. Applications for both panels are being accepted until August 31, 2017.