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Schenectady civilian police panel nears restart

Civilian reviewers eye resurgent role

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The Civilian Police Review Board does not get high marks from the members who have labored on it for the last decade. They said the board was ineffective, powerless and did not accomplish its goals of leading the police improvement and fostering better communication between police and the public. But some of them still have hope for the next attempt. The board is down to two members. City officials have asked the groups who appoint ...

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April 8, 2013
7:08 a.m.

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First, I would take this article with a grain of salt as the reporter has consistently had issues with accuracy in the past.

RE: the relationship between the community and the police - where are they getting the data that the relationship is bad. There is always room for improvement but those quoted assert there is this huge rift between the police and the community and I would like to see some solid data re: data as opposed to the usual appointed community spokespeople stating things as fact, absent any real objective evidence.

RE: nothing done with complaints - I suppose all those officers were fired or resigned simply did so as a matter of conscience.

RE: training - I seriously doubt anyone quoted in this article has good info re: the quantity and type of training the police actually receive.

One final note - the controversial- high profile cases never go to the board because they are often related to criminal or civil litigation.