Colorado Springs City Council approves formation of police advisory committee

KRCC (Southern Colorado): Colorado Springs City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to form a citizens’ accountability advisory committee for police transparency. The second vote on the ordinance passed 8 to 0, with council member Don Knight excused from the meeting. 

Community members like Jasmine Dunn expressed the importance of transparency when choosing people to serve on the committee. Dunn said she hoped members from the group The People 719, which collaborated on the creation of the committee proposal, would have input in the decision-making process.

“We do want this committee to have teeth, as well,” said Dunn. “So I’m hoping that it is something that will actually help when it comes to making decisions with police officers that have hurt the community.”

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