Police review board bill headed to full Assembly for vote, but will it be derailed by election-year politics?

Legislation that would allow municipalities to create civilian complaint review boards is headed to the full state assembly for a vote, but could the bill stall without the police union’s support during an election year? The push for CCRBs — which would monitor complaints of police misconduct, have investigatory and subpoena powers and recommend disciplinarty action against police officers — gained momentum in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police last May. The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, D-Jersey City, was approved by the Assembly Commu…

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