Local governments should have the authority to establish civilian review boards independent of police departments. This would help hold law enforcement accountable to the people they are sworn to protect and serve.
Local civilian review boards should have subpoena power, but it must be granted by the Kentucky General Assembly. Granting this authority would allow for meaningful access to records and witnesses. Establishing independent review boards with subpoena power would help hold law enforcement accountable to the people they are sworn to protect and serve. This measure would be a positive step forward in reimagining the role of police in public safety.