“The 18th Ward Democrat — who is not running for re-election after being named clerk of the board — introduced two bills on Friday. One cleans up language and procedures in the 2015 ordinance that created the Civilian Oversight Board. The second calls on the city to draft regulations around law enforcement technology.<br><br>“It is designed to rearrange some of the sections so you can more easily find the provisions of the bill,” Kennedy said of the oversight board changes. “It also incorporates the subpoena power — that was a separate bill. It also requires the use of one application when someone has a complaint.”<br><br>Currently, he said, complaints filed directly with the police department’s Internal Affairs Division are not always shared with the oversight board.<br><br>Kennedy had worked with activists for years to get the oversight board running. Its members review complaints against police officers and can recommend changes to department policy. “<br><br>Told y’all the Civilian Oversight bill had problems when this toothless version passed 4 year ago, one being complaints filed with the police aren’t even shared with the board two, no subpoena power and three, no teeth to enforce its findings, something still not addressed by neither bill. 4 years later we’re still fighting for Civilian Oversight. Still cheering?<br><br>Settling never gets you what you want.

"The 18th Ward Democrat — who is not running for re-election after being named clerk of the board — introduced two bills on Friday. One cleans up language and procedures in the 2015 ordinance that created the Civilian Oversight Board. The second calls on the city to draft regulations around law enforcement technology.

“It is designed to rearrange some of the sections so you can more easily find the provisions of the bill,” Kennedy said of the oversight board changes. “It also incorporates the subpoena power — that was a separate bill. It also requires the use of one application when someone has a complaint.”

Currently, he said, complaints filed directly with the police department’s Internal Affairs Division are not always shared with the oversight board.

Kennedy had worked with activists for years to get the oversight board running. Its members review complaints against police officers and can recommend changes to department policy. "

Told y'all the Civilian Oversight bill had problems when this toothless version passed 4 year ago, one being complaints filed with the police aren't even shared with the board two, no subpoena power and three, no teeth to enforce its findings, something still not addressed by neither bill. 4 years later we're still fighting for Civilian Oversight. Still cheering?

Settling never gets you what you want.

Kennedy Tees Up Public-Safety Reforms As Aldermanic Career Nears An End

St. Louis Aldermen Terry Kennedy is using his last few months in office to push for more criminal-justice reforms in the city. The 18th Ward Democrat — who
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