Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–1151. Use of Force Review Board; membership.

*NOTE: This section was created by emergency legislation that will expire on August 1, 2021.*

(a) There is established a Use of Force Review Board ("Board"), which shall review uses of force as set forth by the Metropolitan Police Department in its written directives.

(b) The Board shall consist of the following 13 voting members, and may also include non-voting members at the Mayor's discretion:

(1) An Assistant Chief selected by the Chief of Police, who shall serve as the Chairperson of the Board;

(2) The Commanding Official, Special Operations Division, Homeland Security Bureau;

(3) The Commanding Official, Criminal Investigations Division, Investigative Services Bureau;

(4) The Commanding Official, Metropolitan Police Academy;

(5) A Commander or Inspector assigned to the Patrol Services Bureau;

(6) The Commanding Official, Recruiting Division;

(7) The Commanding Official, Court Liaison Division;

(8) Three civilian members appointed by the Mayor, pursuant to § 1-523.01(e), with the following qualifications and no current or prior affiliation with law enforcement:

(A) One member who has personally experienced the use of force by a law enforcement officer;

(B) One member of the District of Columbia Bar in good standing; and

(C) One District resident community member;

(9) Two civilian members appointed by the Council with the following qualifications and no current or prior affiliation with law enforcement:

(A) One member with subject matter expertise in criminal justice policy; and

(B) One member with subject matter expertise in law enforcement oversight and the use of force; and

(10) The Executive Director of the Office of Police Complaints.


(May 3, 2021, D.C. Act 24-76, § 106, 68 DCR 004935.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 106 of Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-76, May 3, 2021, 68 DCR 004935).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 106 of Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Second Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-151, Dec. 3, 2020, 67 DCR 9920).