Section 21-55 Mediation.


    (a)     Unless a complaint involves an allegation of criminal activity by a police officer or community service aide, the board or the police chief may refer a complaint to mediation.

    (b)    If the complainant and the police officer or community service aide are able to reach an agreement through mediation, records relating to alleged misconduct shall be closed records to the extent allowed by law.

    (c)    If the complainant and the police officer or community service aide are unable to resolve the complaint through mediation, or a party declines to participate in mediation, the complainant and the police officer or community service aide may pursue the complaint or an appeal as set forth in this article.

    (d)    Statements by the police officer, the community service aide, or the complainant during a mediation session shall not be used by either party for any other purpose.

(Ord. No. 20331, § 1, 7-20-09 ; Ord. No. 22142, § 1, 7-21-14 )

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.


(Ord. 22142, Amended, 07/21/2014, Prior Text; Ord. 20331, Added, 07/20/2009)