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Fate of Geneva’s Police Review Board in hands of state judge

New York State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran will decide whether Geneva’s new civilian Police Review Board (PRB) can move forward. A union representing many in the Geneva Police Department is challenging the PRB is court.

The judge heard legal arguments against the PRB in a virtual hearing on Wednesday, January 26, according to Finger Lakes Times. Doran gave no indication when he will issue a decision, saying he has a lot of factors to consider.

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

Geneva’s City Council decided to create the PRB via Local Law 1 in 2021. Local 3471 of NYS Law Enforcement Officers Union is seeking a permanent injunction against the law, saying the PRB violates the city’s collective bargaining agreement with the police union and their right to union representation in questioning before the PRB.



 

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