Nutter Creates Panel To Help Tackle Recommendations Contained In US Dept. Of Justice Report On Police

CBS Philly

By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Nutter has followed through on an Executive Order and named members of an independent civilian oversight board to advance efforts to ‘create a more responsive’ police department that ‘earns the public’s respect.’

The 24-members include three city council members, civil rights, community, religious, education and law enforcement leaders – with no direct ties to the Philadelphia Police Department.

The panel will tackle more than 90-recommendations contained in a U.S. Department of Justice report on the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of force policies.

Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP President Rodney Muhammed is a consistent critic of Stop and Frisk and racial profiling.

“It makes our community feel like one that is being held hostage, and it does feel rather than the friendly policemen kind of model, there’s an occupy force in the community.”

Edwin Desamour is Executive Director of Men in Motion in the…

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