City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-19-70   
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 6/17/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/5/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending Chapter 9, Article 4, Part 1, Section 8 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque (The "Police Oversight Ordinance") Regarding Case Review By Subcommittees Of The Board Of The Civilian Oversight Agency (Benton, Winter)
Attachments: 1. O-70, 2. O-70final.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-19-70 ENACTMENT NO. _________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton and Brad Winter


ORDINANCE
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Amending Chapter 9, Article 4, Part 1, Section 8 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque (The "Police Oversight Ordinance") Regarding Case Review By Subcommittees Of The Board Of The Civilian Oversight Agency (Benton, Winter)
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AMENDING CHAPTER 9, ARTICLE 4, PART 1, SECTION 8 OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF ALBUQUERQUE (THE "POLICE OVERSIGHT ORDINANCE") REGARDING CASE REVIEW BY SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF THE CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT AGENCY.
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque City Council approved amending Ordinance C/S 2 O-18-23 on April 1, 2019 which made a variety of changes to the Police Oversight Ordinance; and
WHEREAS, clarification is needed regarding the ability of the subcommittees of the Board of the Civilian Police Oversight Agency to review and make recommendations on civilian complaint cases to the Board at a regular or special meeting.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Section 9-4-1-8 (D) ROA 1994 is hereby amended as follows:
"(D) The Board shall review the proposed findings and recommendations at any properly noticed regular or special meeting. The Board shall adopt and follow rules for such reviews that implement the requirements of this article and ensure fairness and completeness in its reviews. For purposes of these reviews, the Board members shall, at a minimum, adhere to the following standards of conduct:
(1) Remain impartial in deliberations and decisions and abstain from any independent investigation or review of information not presented by the investigation report or within the investigation file;
(2) Refrain from any ex-parte communication relating to the matters and parties under consideration other than at a properly noticed meeting, and recuse from any related hearings a...

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