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Community Review Board On Police Practices


The Community Review Board shall review all deaths occurring while a person is in the custody of the San Diego Police Department and all officer-related shootings. The Board shall review and evaluate citizens’ complaints against members of the Police Department and the Police Department’s administration of discipline arising from such complaints. The Board shall submit semiannual reports to the Mayor and City Council concerning the Board’s evaluation of the Police Department’s investigation of citizens’ complaints; provided, however, that such reports shall not disclose any information required to be kept confidential by law. The Board may refer, when it deems appropriate, a completed citizen complaint investigation to the grand jury, district attorney, or any other governmental agency authorized by law to investigate the activities of a law enforcement agency.


Appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.


Members shall serve two-year terms, and may serve up to four consecutive terms. Members are limited to serving eight consecutive years in office, and an interval of two years must pass before a member is eligible to be reappointed. Members shall serve until a successor is appointed and confirmed. Members shall be appointed to staggered terms so that the terms of not more than twelve members shall expire in any year.


The Community Review Board on Police Practices which shall consist of twenty-three members who shall serve without compensation.

Governed By

San Diego City Charter PDF icon Sections 42 and 43. San Diego Municipal Code, PDF icon Chapter II, Article 6, Division 11, Sections 26 - first adopted on 07/20/2018 by Ordinance PDF icon O-20961.

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