By a vote of 10-0, Virginia Beach’s City Council has approved a new Independent Citizen Review Board of the police department. While council did not take up our proposed amendments, Councilman John Moss and Councilman Aaron Rouse both expressed support for allowing the board to hire its own director and promised to bring forward an ordinance to make that change in the near future.

You can read our proposed amendments to the review board’s policies and procedures here.