The proposed Nashville COB shall have primary jurisdiction over investigations and adjudications of alleged misconduct committed by MNPD employees against civilian members of the public, in addition to having the authority to study and make advisory recommendations regarding the functioning of Nashville’s criminal justice system.
Oversight Board and Member Requirements
Oversight of the COB is the responsibility of a 11 member volunteer board nominated by a combination of community organizations (7), the Mayor (2), and the Council (2), with all nominees subject to Council approval in order to be elected.
Members are unpaid volunteers, and should have a demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with civil rights, policing, racial justice, criminal justice, or other similar issues. Members should be committed to providing fair oversight on behalf of both the public and law enforcement. Current and recently retired law enforcement and elected officials are not eligible to serve as board members of the COB.
COB Paid Staffing
- Executive Director
- Assistant Executive Director
- Community Engagement Liaisons
- Legal counsel and assistants
- Research Analysts
- Administrative support staff
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Nashville continues to fall behind other cities with civilian involvement in policing, but this can change with the proposed COB.