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Civilian Police Review Board


The Civilian Police Review Board hears appeals of complaints submitted by citizens 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.
 
The board consists of nine residents of the city, all of whom are appointed by the city manager. Members serve staggered four-year terms, and are eligible for reappointment.
 
Meeting Time
Meetings are held at least quarterly, generally on the 4th Wednesday of the last month of the quarter, at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. Additional meetings may be held if justified by the board’s workload.
 
 
Board Members Term Expiration
  Pastor Deborah W. Bowling ​  06/30/2015
  Vacant   06/30/2015
  Rev. Rachel H. Green​   06/30/2014
  David L. Harris
​  06/30/2014
  DeWarren K. Langley (Chair)
​  06/30/2015
  Steven E. McNulty
​  06/30/2014
  Carlos Siu​ (Vice-Chair)   06/30/2014
  David A. Smith    06/30/2014​
  Dr. Cynthia "Cindy" L. Wells​   06/30/2015