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Protections for police officers accused of misconduct in San Antonio

(KSAT) –

The collective bargaining agreement establishes a Chief’s Advisory Action Board, which includes a deputy chief, a captain, a lieutenant, a sergeant, a detective and two patrol officers.

It also establishes the Citizen Advisory Action Board, comprised of civilians picked from a list of names provided by the city manager. Both boards oversee complaints against police.

However, the boards’ recommendations on discipline are “advisory only” and non-binding.

Further, the citizen board “may not conduct a separate independent investigation” into a complaint. It can only recommend further investigation.