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Pueblo city councilman seeking more police oversight

Pueblo Police
Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 10, 2020

PUEBLO — Pueblo City Councilman Mark Aliff has proposed creating a Public Safety Commission to provide additional oversight of the city's police department.

The commission would be responsible for finding different ways to improve safety in Pueblo.

Aliff said he thinks Pueblo Police are doing a good job so far, but this commission would add more transparency to the department.

"There needs to be a transparent and accessible arm of government to allow people to voice concern, offer opinion, and affect change when it comes to public safety," Aliff said.

The commission would be made up of 11 community members, including one city councilperson and a representative from the Public Defender's Office.

Aliff hopes to get City Council approval for the commission next month.