Tensions run high during Police Civilian Review Board meeting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Police Civilian Review Board held its third meeting at City Hall on Tuesday night.

The board is still looking to possibly add Jeff Fogel to the board, which currently consists of eight people.

Many people believed that Fogel should have been selected to sit on the board when the Charlottesville City Council made their appointments in June.

Mayor Nikuyah Walker said that if a ninth member is appointed to the board, the process would be opened up to the public for them to apply to serve on the CRB, which could take months.

During the meeting, Fogel kept asking why he was so bad for the CRB before leaving.

As Fogel was leaving, he said, "you guys can't even get her to answer the simple question about why I'm unacceptable to you."

“She’s not willing to tell you or be honest or open or anything else, or be accountable to the community about why it is you think I’m so terrible that I can’t sit on this board,” said Fogel.

Hill said that she did not believe that he has the capacity to be objective.

"I personally don't believe that you have the capacity to be objective in this process," she said.

"You don't think that I have the capacity to be objective but you believe that you have the capacity to be objective," said Fogel in response to Hill's comment.

The CRB will hold its next meeting in the City Hall basement conference room on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m.



 
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