CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Charlotte City Council members voted unanimously to approve changes to the Citizens Review Board Monday night.
The Citizens Review Board oversees the way complaints against police are handled. Several groups have said the process needed more transparency and that the review board needed more power to investigate CMPD.
"We are making this process more fair, more open," said Charlotte City Councilman Warren Cooksey.
The board changes take effect immediately. Board Chair Gregory West told WBTV he's happy with the outcome.
"I definitely think there will be improvement to that process," West said.
The City Manager drafted a new ordinance in response to those groups. Among the changes, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will now be required to give the Citizens Review Board an officer's Internal Affairs file.
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