Civilian Police Review Board

Meetings


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Quarterly - Generally on the 4th Wednesday of the Last Month of the Quarter
  • City Hall
    101 City Hall Plaza
    Durham, NC 27701
Additional meetings may be held if justified by the board’s workload.

Members


The board consists of 9 residents of the city, all of whom are appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council. Members serve staggered 4-year terms, and are eligible for reappointment.

Board Members Term Expiration​
DeWarren K. Langley (Chair) ​June 30, 2019
Rachel H. Green (Vice-Chair)​ June 30, 2018
Jeffrey S. Clark June 30, 2019
Kelli A. Dugan June 30, 2018
David L. Harris June 30, 2018
Cassandra R. Johnson
June 30, 2019
David A. Smith
June 30, 2018
​Susan J. Veasey June 30, 2018
Cynthia "Cindy" L. Wells June 30, 2019​

Purpose


The Civilian Police Review Board hears appeals of complaints submitted by residents concerning actions taken by Durham police officers. The Durham Police Department’s Professional Standards Division initially investigates these complaints. If a complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of the investigation, he or she may file a request for a hearing with the board.

The board’s mandate is to determine whether or not the investigation was conducted in an appropriate manner, specifically, whether the Police Department abused its discretion in the conduct of the investigation. The board will examine the written evidence submitted by the complainant and the police department to determine whether a hearing should be held. The board will hold a hearing only if that evidence persuades the board that a hearing is justified. The board’s findings are submitted to the city manager for his or her action.