Mayor Nutter appoints eight to commission that investigates police

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced his eight appointments to the city’s 15 member Police Advisory Commission. In the early 1990s, then-Councilman Nutter pushed for the creation of the Commission that investigates complaints against the police.

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced his eight appointments to the city’s 15 member Police Advisory Commission.  In the early 1990s, then-Councilman Nutter pushed for the creation of the Commission that investigates complaints against the police.

    Mayor Nutter says that while the Philadelphia Police Department trains its officers well, there are times when mistakes happen, bad judgment is exhibited or people just don’t follow the procedures.

    Nutter says he has confidence in the Police leadership and in the Internal Affairs Unit’s work at uncovering improper and illegal behavior.

    “But many Philadelphians do believe – or have a concern – that the notion of the police solely investigating their own may lead to concerns about the integrity of the investigation,” says Nutter. “As a city our solution was to create an independent civilian review broad known as the Police Advisory Commission.”

    Nutter will select the other members of the Commission from a list of nominees presented by City Council.

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