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Colorado Springs City Council to take public comment on new Police Accountability Advisory committee

Posted at 10:22 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 08:22:40-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — After a city work session on Monday, the Colorado Springs City Council will take public comment Tuesday morning on the new Police Accountability Advisory committee.

The Monday work session was to work out the details of the new committee that includes: how many members will be on it, what work they do and how they will be selected.

Not every issue was agreed upon, but all council members want to make sure their community has a voice.

"I think the board will be best served if we ensure that it is represented by all of the council districts within the city," said Council Member Jill Gaebler. "We want to have buy in from the entire city, we want the commission to be trusted by all of our committee members."

"I feel like it should be inclusive as well as a good mix of people who are affected by it because if you haven't dealt with it then how are you to address the problem and the situation," added Jazmine Gibson.

There are some council members that also believe that the area most impacted by police conflict should be the majority on the council.

"I don't think it's exclusive to finally work on a group that is over represented in police shootings and brutality," said Council Member Yolanda Avila.

The public can submit comments and ask questions by emailing One must give their name, phone number, and mention they would like to comment on 11(a) - Formation of a Colorado Springs Police Department Accountability Advisory Committee.

The Colorado Springs City Council will take public comments during Tuesday's meeting starting at 10 a.m.


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