Committee clears CCRB bill but path to passage not guaranteed

The new bill would give every municipality the authority to create a civilian complaint review board with subpoena power

Giving residents more power to investigate police misconduct is up for debate in Trenton. A new bill, allowing towns to create civilian complaint review boards, would allow civilians to dig into allegations of excessive force and abuse in police departments. So far, only the city of Newark has deployed such a model.

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