Bloomington City Council to Consider Police Review Board Rules and Materials

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Bloomington aldermen will consider approving rules and educational materials for the City’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

The City’s legal and police departments helped draft the proposed rules for the seven-member citizen advisory committee, created last July to improve community-police relations.  

A proposed poster encourages citizens unsatisfied with police interactions to reach out to the Bloomington Police Department (BPD) to speak with a supervisor or file a formal complaint. An accompanying brochure details the PSCRB’s complaint review process.

Both would be displayed at various locations throughout the City.

Go Further: At least one member of the BPD takes issue with the PSCRB, WGLT’s Judith Valente reported earlier this month. Detective John Heinlen reportedly severed ties with the YWCA McLean County’s Stepping Stones program in part because of the organization’s support of the advisory committee.