Citizens Review Board
The Citizens Review Board was established June 9, 1997. The Board reviews appeals by citizens who file complaints on dispositions imposed by the Chief of Police or his designee relating to allegations of misconduct against a sworn police officer.
The Board may hear complaints regarding alleged violations of the following rules: use of force, unbecoming conduct, arrest, search and seizure, and arbitrary profiling. In addition, the disposition of the review of any discharge of a firearm by an officer which results in the death or injury of a person may be appealed to this Board by the person injured or the next of kin in the event of death. The Board also serves in an advisory role to the Chief of Police, the City Manager, and the City Council. It is charged with making periodic reports to the Chief of Police, the City Manager, the City Council and the Community Relations Committee.
Members: 11 members (3 by Mayor, 5 by Council, 3 by City Manager)
Term Length: 3 Years; Term Limit: 2 Terms
Meeting Day: 2nd & 4th Tuesday monthly (as needed)
Meeting Time: 4:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: Government Center Building (600 East 4th St)
Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours monthly (as needed) plus occasional all-day quasi-judicial hearings (as needed). Additional time outside of the as needed meetings for review of investigative case files is required.
Stephanie C. Kelly • 704.336.2248 • email@example.com
Kirk McSwain • 704.420.2774 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizens Review Board Members
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Qualifications for Citizen Review Board Members:
- All applicants must be a registered voter in Mecklenburg County.
- Current and former City employees, and the spouse, parents, and children of a current or former CMPD officer, shall not be eligible to serve on the board.
- Nominees are subject to a state criminal background check.
- Individuals with a felony conviction or Class A1 misdemeanor conviction shall not be eligible to serve.
- Individuals with a Class 1 or Class 2 misdemeanor conviction within 3 years of their nomination for appointment shall be ineligible to serve.
- Members must be continually domiciled within Mecklenburg County and be registered to vote within the County.
- All board members shall attend and successfully complete the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Citizens Academy and receive training on relevant legal and policy issues as required by the City Manager. This training must be completed prior to any board appointee serving as a member of the board.
- Candidates for the board may be interviewed by a panel comprised of a representative from the Community Relations Committee, the Citizens Review Board and the City Manager's Office to assess core characteristics necessary to serve on the board. Such panels shall provide their assessments to the relevant appointing authority.
- Each member of the board shall participate in at least eight hours of training each calendar year, which training may include a four-hour "ride-along" with a CMPD officer.
- Appointees are subject to City Council's Attendance and Anti-Harassment Policies.
- Appointees are subject to the Code of Ethics, Gift Policy and Disclosure Requirements for members of boards and must file a Statement of Economic Interest by February 1st each year.
- Appointees must sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement.
- Appointees serve on a voluntary basis without compensation.
Counsel to the Board:
Cary B. Davis, Julian Wright, and Miranda Goot
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
101 N. Tryon St., Suite 1900
Charlotte, NC 28246
Office of the City Clerk
600 East Fourth Street, 7th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
2012-2013 Annual Report(PDF, 74KB)
2013-2014 Annual Report(PDF, 732KB)
2014-2015 Annual Report(PDF, 52KB)
2015-2016 Annual Report(PDF, 47KB)
2016-2017 Annual Report(PDF, 59KB)
2017-2018 Annual Report(PDF, 59KB)
2018-2019 Annual Report (PDF, 96KB)
2019-2020 Annual Report(PDF, 61KB)
2020-2021 CRB Annual Report(PDF, 108KB)
2022 CRB Annual Report(PDF, 117KB)
Citizen Review Board Appeal Form
City Code, Chapter 16, Article II - Citizens Review Board
File a Complaint Against an Officer
Allegation of Police Misconduct Form
Police Complaint Review Program
Police Complaint Review Process
Overview of CRB Appeals 1997-present(PDF, 88KB)
CMPD Internal Affairs Annual Reports
Citizens Review Board Rules of Procedure(PDF, 495KB)
Citizen Review Board Brochures:
Police Complaint Process & the Citizens Review Board – English(PDF, 4MB)
Police Complaint Process & the Citizens Review Board – Español(PDF, 5MB)
Police Complaint Process & the Citizens Review Board - Tiếng Việt(PDF, 4MB)
Police Complaint Process & the Citizens Review Board – عربى(PDF, 4MB)
Citizens Academy Application Form
City of Charlotte Boards and Commissions
Handbook for Board Members(PDF, 5MB)
Attendance Policy for Board Members(PDF, 839KB)
Code of Ethics & Disclosure Requirements(PDF, 96KB)
Statement of Economic Interest Form (PDF, 152KB)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee
CMPD Resources and Rules of Conduct