RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond’s civilian review board task force will hold its’ first virtual town hall meeting Thursday night.
Last summer, Richmond city council approved an ordinance that would create a task force to establish a civilian review board (CRB).
That ordinance, passed back in July, says the task force will review ‘policies and standards’ of the police department while gathering data to see how a civilian review board may be implemented in the city.
The task force will then make a recommendation to city council concerning the creation of a board.
If established, that board would investigate citizen complaints against the police department.
The formation of the task force was announced by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney when he outlined his plans for re-imagining public safety in the wake of unrest and the death of George Floyd.
The group is expected to introduce themselves Thursday night and give a brief presentation with a break down of their proposed budget. They will then turn the floor over to Richmond residents to see what the community wants in a civilian review board.
The virtual town hall will be held via Zoom at 6 p.m.