Without The Contract That Created It, Office Collecting Complaints Against Police Still Intact

Activists want to see more powers given to the police monitor in any contract with officers.

By Audrey McGlinchyJanuary 8, 2018 9:30 am| , , , ,

From KUT:

Despite the dissolution of a contract governing its existence, Austin’s Office of the Police Monitor will remain intact for now.

The office fields citizen complaints against officers and has access to internal affairs investigations.

“I intend for these responsibilities to continue in their current form as much as possible,” Interim City Manager Elaine Hart wrote in a memo to the mayor and City Council members on Dec. 29. In it, she laid out plans for how the office would maintain the powers it had in the contract that expired last month.

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