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Commission improving relations between the public and police

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/18/2014

The Mansfield Police Review Commission is continuing its mission to promote public support in the professionalism and accountability of the Mansfield Police Department.

Assistant law director John McCollister and assistant police chief Keith Porch met with the commission Thursday to review complaints made by citizens against an employee of the police department.

McCollister said the commission is a public voice for citizens in the community.

"It's the commission's role to assess whether the investigation conducted by the Mansfield Police Department was accurate, credible and impartial," McCollister said.

Assistant police chief Keith Porch said the commission reviews between 15 to 20 complaints annually. Porch said there is a process that is followed if an officer is disciplined.

"The chief of police has the final determination on displinary action. The safety-service director holds the ultimate authority of how an officer should receive discipline. This includes oral counseling, a written reprimand or suspension depending on the allegations," Porch said.

McCollister says the commission has the ability to make recommendations to the Mayor and city council to help improve relations between the community and the Mansfield Police Department.

   
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