The ACC is a body that was formed as part of the Police Accountability Act of 2021.  This Committee reviews investigatory files and determines whether an officer should be administratively charged once a complaint is filed against that officer.

An Administrative Charging Committee must:

  • Review the findings of a law enforcement agency’s investigation;
  • Decide as to whether or not to administratively charge the police officer who is the subject of the investigation;
  • If the police officer is charged, recommend discipline in accordance with the disciplinary matrix, as specified;
  • Review any body camera footage that may be relevant to the matters covered in the complaint of misconduct;
  • Authorize a police officer to appear before an administrative charging committee to be accompanied by a representative;
  • Issue a written opinion that describes in detail its findings, determinations, and recommendations; and
  • Forward the written opinion to the chief of the law enforcement agency, the police officer, and the complainant. The bill authorizes an administrative charging committee to request specified information and make specified determinations.

Questions about the complaint process or board operations can be sent to Keyonna Kinsler, Police Accountability Board Liaison by email at  [email protected]

Board Members

Paul Rivers
Octavia Kidd
Shawn Lamb
Samantha Phillips-Chester
Christopher Gallant


April 26, 2023
Agenda    Minutes

March 22, 2023
Agenda      Minutes


February 8, 2023

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