Community Ombudsman Oversight Panel
WHO WE ARE
The panel is an independent group made up of three civilians appointed by the Mayor. The panel members have experience in law and criminal justice. The current members are:
WHAT We DO
The panel’s job is to make sure police investigations are fair and thorough. We review complaints against the department’s Internal Investigation team, including:
- cases that have a finding of “not sustained”
- cases where the defendant was exonerated
- cases where the claims were considered unfounded, or
- cases where the person filing an appeal feels they weren’t given fair treatment.
We also do random reviews of cases that don't have complaints against them. The goal is to make sure the process is fair, thorough, and complete — even when there isn’t an appeal.