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    Authority City Commission Policy No. 800-02
    Purpose The Civilian Appeal Board is established to act as a reviewing body for findings made by the Internal Affairs Unit of the Grand Rapids Police Department with respect to complaints made regarding the use of excessive force; falsification/lying; civil rights violations; and hostility, discourtesy or other conduct unbecoming an officer when such conduct is committed in a context of racial animosity or prejudice.  The Civilian Appeal Board is composed of nine (9) members.
    Appointment Each City Commissioner will nominate one (1) member.  The Mayor shall nominate three (3) members.  The Mayor's nominations shall be made so as to encourage that the members selected constitute a diverse representation of the community at large.  The Civilian Appeal Board shall be composed of the nominees approved by the City Commission.  Appointments to the Board shall be made on the first Monday in May.
    Residency requirement

    Yes.

    Term
    Meetings 

    Each member's term is for two (2) years and subject to the Service Limitation Policy.
    Meetings of the Grand Rapids Police Civilian Appeal Board are scheduled at 4:00 p.m. in City Hall Conference Room 601.

    Current Annual Meeting Schedule ​

    Meeting Cancellation Notice


    Compensation None.
    Liaison Kristen Rewa, Assistant City Attorney I, 456-3103


    ​Current members & term end
    Maria Moreno
    Coms. O'Connor's Seat
    5/7/2018
    Huemartin Robinson
    Mayor Bliss' Seat
    5/7/2018

    Donna Chivis
    Coms. Lenear's Seat
    5/7/2018

    Curtis Orsinger
    Coms. Shaffer's Seat
    5/7/2018
    John Rothwell 
    Coms. Kelly's Seat
    5/7/2018​
    John Van Tholen
    Mayor Bliss' Seat
    5/7/2018
    Debora Vazquez
    Mayor Bliss' Seat
    5/7/2018
    George Storms
    Coms. Allen's Seat
    5/7/2018
    Bryan Blakely
    Coms. Jones' Seat
    5/7/2018
     

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