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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Press Release: City of Annapolis Takes Steps Toward Creating Civilian Review Board



Mayor Gavin Buckley


Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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City of Annapolis Takes Steps Toward Creating  Civilian Review Board

ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 4, 2020) – Mayor Gavin Buckley and Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson announced on Thursday that the City of Annapolis would be seeking a core group of citizens to work toward establishing a Civilian Review Board. 

“Three years ago, I promised to be a Mayor who would lead this City into a new era of inclusiveness, equity, diversity, and unity,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “I am asking residents to help us establish a formal planning committee so that we can move this issue forward.” 

A Civilian Review Board, as may commonly be referred to, is  a municipal body composed of citizen representatives who are typically tasked with reviewing complaints by members of the public concerning allegations of  misconduct by police officers in their interactions with the public. 

Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson said, “I am committed to improving the City’s oversight and transparency of the Annapolis Police Department.” 

At a press conference on Thursday, Mayor Buckley also announced that he signed the Obama Foundation’s “Commit to Action” pledge to address police use of force policies. 

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