Section 21-56 Advocates.

    (a)    Every complainant has a right to be assisted by an advocate.

    (b)    The board shall recruit and train community members to serve as advocates for complainants and shall maintain a roster of trained advocates.  A complainant, however, may choose any person to serve as advocate.  

    (c)    Every person who inquires about filing a complaint will be offered an advocate.  Every person who requests mediation will be encouraged to be assisted by an advocate.

    (d)    Advocates shall not be employees of the city and the city shall not compensate them for their services.

(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.

(Ord. 20331, Added, 07/20/2009)