CRB Teams Up with People's Coalition in Efforts to Draft Bylaws
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board is working with the Charlottesville People's Coalition to make sure the voices of all community members are being heard as the CRB drafts its bylaws.
A few weeks ago, the People's Coalition sent a list of recommendations to the board to be considered in its bylaws.
On Wednesday, March 27, the CRB presented the progress it has made since receiving that list.
Both groups agree on several issues, including the fact that underrepresented members of the community need to have multiple seats on future iterations of the CRB.
“I think we’re very much in line in a lot of ways, we’re just six people who are doing the work,” Guillermo Ubilla, a member of the CRB, said. “This is the board for the entire community and the People’s Coalition is one of the representatives of that community, so it’s our job to listen to what the community is saying and put together what we think is going to be the most effective, strongest board possible.”
The groups also discussed how to get past potential obstacles an investigative board could face, like limited access to police department files and limited funding from the city.