Town of New Milford, CT
Litchfield County
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Municipal police departments, General Statutes Section 7-274 et seq.
Editor's Note: Former Article I, Board of Commissioners, adopted by Ord. of 8-23-1968, as repealed by Ord. of 5-29-2018.
[Ord. of 6-15-1983]
A Police Review Commission is established to inquire into and investigate the activities, practices and structure of the town's Police Commission and Police Department. The scope of such inquiry and investigation shall be unlimited and may include:
Inquiry into any or all phases of police operations, including departmental organization, policies, practices, procedures and personnel appointment, promotion, training and discipline.
Inquiry into apparent or alleged acts constituting the violation of departmental orders, rules or regulations.
Inquiry into apparent or alleged acts of unethical conduct, corruption, illegal activity or abuse of authority by members, officers or employees of the Police Commission and Police Department.
[Ord. of 6-15-1983]
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 7-148h of the General Statutes, the Police Review Commission may issue subpoenas or subpoenas duces tecum, enforceable upon application to the Superior Court, to compel the attendance of persons at hearings and the production of books, documents, records and papers.
[Ord. of 6-15-1983]
The Police Review Commission shall have authority to consult with such persons having expertise in the field of police administration as are or may be available to assist it in its investigation.
[Ord. of 6-15-1983]
Information gathered by the Police Review Commission justifying a finding of probable cause that criminal acts have been committed shall be reported by the Commission to the State's Attorney. Information gathered by the Commission justifying the bringing of disciplinary proceedings against any member or employee of the Police Department or Police Commission shall be reported to the Town Attorney.
[Ord. of 6-15-1983]
At the conclusion of its inquiry and investigation, the Police Review Commission shall render a report of its activities to the First Selectman, which report shall include any recommended changes or improvements in the activities, practices and structure in the Police Commission and/or Police Department. The Police Review Commission shall terminate upon acceptance of its final report by the Board of Selectmen.
[Ord. of 6-15-1983]
The Police Review Commission shall consist of an attorney licensed to practice law by the State of Connecticut and shall be appointed by the First Selectman, subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen.