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File #: 210074    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 2/4/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 5/27/2021
Title: Repealing Chapter 21-1200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Police Advisory Board," and replacing it with a new Chapter 21-1200 that reconstitutes and renames the board as the "Citizens Police Oversight Commission," and, as authorized by the Charter, provides for the Commission's appointment, the powers and duties of the Commission and the manner in which the Commission and other officers, employees, and agencies shall fulfill their respective responsibilities with respect to the Commission, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Indexes: CITIZENS POLICE OVERSIGHT COMMISSION
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy21007401.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/9/20211 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
5/27/20211 CITY COUNCIL     Not available Not available
5/20/20211 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
5/20/20211 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/20/20211 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/17/20210 Committee of the Whole     Not available Not available
5/17/20210 Committee of the Whole     Not available Not available
5/17/20210 Committee of the Whole     Not available Not available
5/17/20211 Committee of the Whole     Not available Not available
2/4/20210 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Repealing Chapter 21-1200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Police Advisory Board," and replacing it with a new Chapter 21-1200 that reconstitutes and renames the board as the "Citizens Police Oversight Commission," and, as authorized by the Charter, provides for the Commission's appointment, the powers and duties of the Commission and the manner in which the Commission and other officers, employees, and agencies shall fulfill their respective responsibilities with respect to the Commission, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 21-1200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Police Advisory Board," is repealed in its entirety and a new Chapter 21-1200 is added as follows:


CHAPTER 21-1200. CITIZENS POLICE OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.

? 21-1201.

(1) Pursuant to Sections 3-813 and 4-2301 of the Home Rule Charter, this Chapter provides for the composition and powers of the Citizens Police Oversight Commission ("Commission"), as created pursuant to Section 3-100 of the Charter.

(2) The Commission is an oversight agency designed to ensure the just, transparent, and efficient administration of criminal justice in Philadelphia through fair and timely investigation into and oversight of conduct, policies, and practices of the Police Department and its officers. The Commission shall have the powers and duties set forth below with the primary purpose of prevention and reduction of crime by increasing transparency and accountability of Police Department functions; improving police conduct; enhancing the quality of internal investigations; and increasing communication and engagement between the community and the Police Department regarding the apprehension, prosecution, and rehabilitation of accused persons or criminal offenders. As a criminal justice agency under 18 Pa.C.S. ? 9102, the Commission's powers and duties shall be an integral aspect of the administration of crimi...

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