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Wichita names members to citizens advisory board for police

January 18, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita city officials say they welcome a new Citizen’s Review Board to help monitor police practices.

The city on Wednesday announced seven members and six alternates for the board. All the members were chosen by City Manager Robert Layton.

The Wichita Eagle reports the board’s meetings will be open to the public but it may meet behind closed doors to discuss information police want to be confidential.

The board will include several business executives and non-profit workers, three teachers, two pastors and a former city council member.

Layton said the board may review investigative reports on recent incidents, including the fatal police shooting last month of an unarmed man after a hoax emergency call.

The board will be only an advisory group, and cannot conduct its own investigations.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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