Citizens' Police Oversight Board (remote option)

Criminal Justice

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. EDT

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166 S High St, Akron, Ohio 44308 Akron, OH 44308 (Directions)

Akron Municipal Building, City Council Chambers - 3rd floor

The Citizens’ Police Oversight Board provides external and independent overview of Akron policing practices. They also oversee the Office of the Independent Police Auditor (OIPA). The OIPA will consist of 3 full-time employees including an Independent Police Auditor, a Deputy Independent Police Auditor, and an administrative staff member. The Board is made up of 9 Akron residents. Three board members are appointed by the Mayor with approval from City Council. The other 6 are appointed by a 2/3 majority of City Council. No more than two members can be from the same ward.

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Edited and summarized by the Akron - OH Documenters Team

Note-taking by Jackie Jantzi

Board recognizes 2nd anniversary of Jayland Walker's death.

Live reporting by Wittman Sullivan

Board considers candidates for deputy auditor position.

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Hey everybody, I will be documenting this evening's Citizen's Police Oversight Board (CPOB) at Akron City Hall (166 S. High Street) with #AKRDocumenters and @SignalAkron

07:26 PM Jun 26, 2024 CDT

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Donzella Anuszkiewicz (Vice Chair) started the meeting at 6:01 pm.
Anuszkiewicz, Cati Castle, Brandyn Costa, Robert Gippin, Shawn Peoples, and Beverly Richards were present
The previous meeting minutes passed unanimously
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Anthony Finnell (Independent Police Auditor) said he passed out a flyer for an upcoming conference that has a special session with Police Oversight Board and Commission members nationals.
He asked board members to reserve their spots
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Gippin said Castle created a draft report with ideas for the CPOBs next year.
Anuszkiewicz recognized the anniversary of the Jayland Walker on June 28th and took a moment of silence
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Executive Session for the consideration of a public employee started at 6:09 PM
Executive Session ended at 8:25
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The meeting ended at 8:25 pm. The next meeting will be Monday, July 10th at 6:00 PM at Akron City Hall (166 S. High Street). For more coverage check out
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