A Check on Police Misconduct: Baltimore's Civilian Review Board | WYPR

A Check on Police Misconduct: Baltimore's Civilian Review Board

Sep 30, 2016

Kisha A. Brown, Esq. serves as the Director of Baltimore City’s Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement.
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Baltimore’s Civilian Review Board aims to provide a check on police misconduct by allowing citizen representatives to review the public’s complaints against police. Last month, the Justice Department’s report noted the board’s effectiveness was limited by a lack of resources. We speak to Kisha Brown, director of Baltimore City's Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, which oversees the CRB, and Keisha Allen, chair of the board, about how the board investigates complaints and the obstacles it faces.

More information about the Civilian Review Board, including how to file a complaint, is located here.