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File #: 240330    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN MAYOR'S OFFICE
File created: 4/25/2024 In control: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: Final action: 6/6/2024
Title: Amending Chapter 21-1200 of the Philadelphia Code, entitled "Citizens Police Oversight Commission," to modify the procedure by which members of the Citizens Police Oversight Commission may be removed, providing a procedure to suspend members, and clarifying terms in that Chapter, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones
Indexes: CITIZENS POLICE OVERSIGHT COMMISSION
Code sections: 21-1200 - Police Advisory Board
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 24033000, 2. Bill No. 24033001, As Amended
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Amending Chapter 21-1200 of the Philadelphia Code, entitled "Citizens Police Oversight Commission," to modify the procedure by which members of the Citizens Police Oversight Commission may be removed, providing a procedure to suspend members, and clarifying terms in that Chapter, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 21 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 21. MISCELLANEOUS

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CHAPTER 21-1200. CITIZENS POLICE OVERSIGHT COMMISSION

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? 21-1202. Definitions.
In this Chapter, the following definitions apply:
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(5) Board of Commissioners. The group of individuals appointed pursuant to Section 21-1203 who are responsible for providing guidance and policy direction to the work of the Commission and carrying out such other responsibilities as set forth in this Chapter.
(6) Department. The Philadelphia Police Department.

? 21-1203. Appointments to the Board of Citizens Police Oversight Commission.

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(1) Composition. The Board of Commissioners [Commission] shall consist of nine members selected by a Selection Panel, subject to Council confirmation.
(2) Qualifications. Members of the [Commission] Board of Commissioners shall meet the following requirements.
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(d) [Commission members] Members may not be, within the five years prior to appointment: (.1) a sworn employee of the Department; or (.2) a member of a union that represents a municipal or state police department.
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(4) Selection Panel. Upon adoption of this Chapter into law, and as provided in subsection (6) ("Expiration of Terms and Vacancies"), two members of a Selection Panel shall be appointed by the Mayor and three members shall be appointed by the Council.
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(b) Upon appointment of a quorum of panel members, the panel shall solicit applications from individuals seeking to serve on the [Commission] Boa...

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