Overview

Atlanta Citizen Review Board Overview

The Atlanta Citizen Review Board (ACRB) was established by  Ordinance (City Sec 2 2201 Establishment of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board) as an independent agency in 2007 and amended with subpoena power in May of 2010 (ACRB-Ordinance-Amendment 10-0-0773). The purpose of the legislation is to ensure that city departments directly responsible for public safety, particularly the Police Department and the Department of Corrections have the proper support of the government and its various agencies. It is designed to provide citizen oversight of misconduct accusations against sworn members of the police and corrections departments in the City of Atlanta.

The ACRB provides a credible, independent forum where complaints and accusations can be assessed. It is also designed to help prevent future incidents of police or corrections misconduct and abuses of civil rights and to reduce the amount of money needed to satisfy judgments and settlements based on upon allegations of police or corrections misconduct. The ACRB promotes public confidence in law enforcement and lessens the possibility that future incidents of urban unrest will occur.


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11/21/2016: THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF KATHRYN JOHNSTON: Read Executive Director S. Lee Reid's Reflections, Ten Years Later

Mayor Kasim Reed Appoints Tracee McDaniel, a Leading Advocate for Transgender Rights, to the ACRB

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View ACRB's Archived News and Reports

VACANT ACRB BOARD SEATS: APAB-NPU (Group M - R) , APAB-NPU (Group S-Z), City Council President, and Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Appointment Pending)

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