Advocates: Study group to shape police oversight is too slow

Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 9:39 AM EDT
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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Advocates are criticizing how leaders in Bennington are proposing to create a police oversight board.

The Bennington Banner reports a proposal released two weeks ago would create an 11-member committee to study how a police oversight board should be structured and run. The committee would deliver a plan by May 2022.

On Monday, the president of the Rutland Area NAACP, Mia Schultz, and Jay Diaz, an attorney with the ACLU of Vermont, said the proposed process was deeply flawed and too slow. Board Chairwoman Jeannie Jenkins said this was the kind of input from the public they were seeking.

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