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Citizen complaint legislation to be discussed at City Council meeting

Posted at: 12/18/2012 10:01 AM

New legislation could change what happens if you have a complaint regarding the Rochester Police Department.

Monday night, City Council will take up a proposal by Councilman Adam McFadden which calls on "The Center for Dispute Settlement" to handle citizen complaints from the beginning.

Back in August, council members told News10NBC the Center typically doesn't deal with complaints until after police conduct an internal review. A 15-member commission was formed to look into how complaints are handled.

McFadden and Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard have also been meeting with the community.

News10NBC is told the Center for Dispute Settlement is adding an advocate position to make sure all complaints are handled properly and addressed in a timely manner.

City Council will take up the legislation at 7:30 p.m.