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Improve the police review board or end it

The City of Wichita will start the new year with a civilian oversight board for its police. Its purpose, according to the Wichita Eagle, is “to help improve community relations and put another set of eyes on complaints and officer misconduct cases.” It is a trend that more cities are following. On paper, Great Bend was ahead of this curve by creating a Police Community Advisory Committee about 15 years ago.
Our committee will continue to exist unless the city council takes formal action to discontinue it. If we need this committee, let’s get serious about it and find ...


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