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  • Summary date: Mar 11 2021 - View Summary

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Enacts GS 160A-289.3, applicable only to the City of Fayetteville, as follows. Sets forth six defined terms.

    Authorizes the City to establish a citizens review board, by ordinance, to review appeals of disciplinary action involving allegations of misconduct by law enforcement officers employed by the City. Defines misconduct to be limited to excessive use of force, abuse of power, and discriminatory profiling. Requires each member to sign a confidentiality agreement upon accepting the appointment, with failure to sign or to breach the agreement a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and cause for removal. Requires the head of the law enforcement agency, as defined, to make available an officer's personnel file and any other material deemed necessary by the governing body of the city for the citizens review board to complete its investigation or review, subject to the officer's consent and federal law. Requires the citizens review board to maintain confidentiality of any information provided to it under the statute. Applies to any misconduct completed on or after December 1, 2021.