COLUMBUS, Ohio — The City of Columbus has selected four finalists for the newly created position of Inspector General for the Civilian Police Review Board.
The position was created as a part of the initiative on the November 2020 ballot that changed the city’s charter to allow a civilian review board.
The finalists selected for the position are:
- Pamela Davis, Former Chief Investigator, Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, Office of the Chief Investigator
- David Harper, Appointed Inspector General, State of Florida, Department of Financial Services
- Jacqueline Hendricks-Moore, Senior Investigator, City of Detroit, Office of Inspector General
- Rena Shak, Staff Attorney, Common Pleas Unit, Franklin County Public Defender
The city received 29 applications for the Inspector General position.
There are 11 members who have been appointed by the city to the board. They have not had a formal meeting yet to discuss cases.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has said the Inspector General and Civilian Police Review Board is an important step to create an independent board to oversee police following the protests in summer 2020.
The board is expected to have a $1 million annual operating cost. It will review claims into potential officer misconduct, but the board will not have disciplinary powers.
Any decisions the board makes are simply advisory to the chief of police.