Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21157 on 11/21/2011, Section 21-45 read as follows.

    The following definitions and rules of construction apply to this article:

    “Board,” when not otherwise specified, means the citizens police review board.

    “Complainant” means a person who files a complaint with the police department against a police officer.

    “Complaint” means a written statement alleging misconduct of a police officer involving interaction with the public.

    "Misconduct" means any violation of federal law, state law, city ordinance, city regulation or police department policy, guideline, directive, rule, regulation or order in effect at the time of the incident.

    “Notice” shall be considered given when it is hand delivered or three (3) business days after it is mailed.

    “Police officer” and “officer” means a commissioned law enforcement officer, other than the chief of police, who has the power of arrest and who serves in the Columbia police department.

(Ord. No. 20331, § 1, 7-20-09)

Editor's Note:  The authority of the Citzens Police Review Board to review appeals from the police chief's decisions on alleged police misconduct shall only apply to decisions made by the police chief after January 1, 2010.