Skokie Police Use of Force Review Board

Skokie Police Use of Force Review Board

Meetings

Meets semi-annually at a minimum or more frequently at the call of the chairperson.

Members                                                              

Willard Evans, Jr., Chair
Elizabeth Demes, Quadrant 1
James Specker, Quadrant 2
Casey Diers, Quadrant 3
Alecia Wartowski, Quadrant 4
Judge Edward Bobrick, At Large
James Boehm, At Large
Dennis Rizo, Public Safety Commission
Karen Sherman, Human Relations Commission
Abel Figueroa, Ad-hoc

Trustee Liaison

Alison Pure Slovin

Staff Liaisons

Chief Brian Baker
Deputy Chief Jesse Barnes
Cindy Pechter, Police Department Administrative Specialist

Use of Force Review Board Vacancies:   0
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The Use of Force Review Board is made up of nine members. One member is from each of the four quadrants of the Village (with Main Street/Kostner Avenue as the center point of the quadrants), one member is a concurrent member of the Human Relations Commission and one member is a concurrent member of the Public Safety Commission. Each of these members serve for three years. One member is appointed by the Mayor to serve as Chair and has a term of one year but may be reappointed.

Responsibilities

The Use of Force Review Board is responsible for reviewing the Skokie Police Department’s use of force statistics and the findings of use of force incidents, that result in complaint or injury. The Board advises the Mayor of any recommendations relating to the policies and practices of the Skokie Police Department’s uses of force.