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How SDPD reviews shootings will be up to voters

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Voters in November will get the chance to decide how officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths are reviewed in San Diego.

The City Council put together an initiative on the November ballot that calls for the Citizens Board to review all such cases.

If voters approve the Citizens Review Board measure in November, the panel's name would be changed to the Community Review Board on Police Practices, references to a city manager would be replaced by mayor and City Council, and a provision would require the board to review all in-custody deaths and officer-involved shootings.

A group called Women Occupy San Diego first brought the issue before the council in January, contending the board and police had lost community trust.

Currently, the review board is made up of nearly two dozen volunteers who are appointed by the mayor to a one-year-terms.

Last year, it reviewed 284 allegations of misconduct and sustained 31 complaints.

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