CRB seeks transparency, one member resigns

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Police Civilian Review Board is still looking to gain information from the Charlottesville Police Department about some of its reports and policies.

Members of the board said if they get the information they need, they will be able to develop their own policies to oversee the police department.

Rosia Parker said that communication is vital going forward between them and the police department in order for the community to gain the department's trust.

"More transparency, more conversation is definitely needed," said Parker. "More openness and willingness and not so much of aggressiveness. Everyone has to be willing to be able to listen, to understand where everyone is coming from. I feel that if we all can do that, I believe that we'll be able to go a lot further in the procedure of providing the community the stability and understanding of the trust that we would like to have with the police department."

At the start of the meeting, the board announced that Don Gathers resigned from it due to health concerns.

Gathers has been one of the most vocal members of the board.

The board will carry on with seven members for the moment.

It is unknown when the search for a new member will begin.

The board's next meeting has yet to be determined.

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