Section 21-45 Definitions and rule of construction.
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
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
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
Notice shall be considered given when it is hand
delivered or three (3) business days after it
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
police chief's decisions on alleged police misconduct shall only apply to decisions made by the
police chief after January 1, 2010.