Council Member Wyatt Calls for Citizens Review Board  With  Subpoena Power to Combat  Police Misconduct

University District Council Member Rasheed N.C. Wyatt is calling for the formation of a Citizens Review Board to combat police misconduct. What separates  Wyatt’s proposal from the three panels already in existence to monitor police – the  Police Oversight Committee, the Police Advisory Board, and the Commission on Citizens Rights and Community Relations – is that the Citizens Review Board will have subpoena power. Wyatt said this board would  provide the independence and authority citizens  are seeking. He recently invited members of the Syracuse Citizens Review board  – which has subpoena power and outside counsel – to speak and share information during the Council’s Legislation Committee.