§ 5–1161. Police Reform Commission.
*NOTE: This section was created by temporary legislation that will expire on July 16, 2021.*
*NOTE: This section was amended by temporary legislation that will expire on October 27, 2021.*
(a) There is established, supported by the Council's Committee of the Whole, a Police Reform Commission ("Commission") to examine policing practices in the District and provide evidence-based recommendations for reforming and revisioning policing in the District.
(b)(1) The Commission shall be comprised of 20 representatives from among the following entities:
(A) Non-law enforcement District government agencies;
(B) The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia;
(C) Criminal and juvenile justice reform organizations;
(D) Black Lives Matter DC;
(E) Educational institutions;
(F) Parent-led advocacy organizations;
(G) Student- or youth-led advocacy organizations;
(H) Returning citizen organizations;
(I) Victim services organizations;
(J) Social services organizations;
(K) Mental and behavioral health organizations;
(L) Small businesses;
(M) Faith-based organizations; and
(N) Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.
(2) The Chairman of the Council shall:
(A) Appoint the Commission representatives no later than July 22, 2020; and
(B) Designate a representative who is not employed by the District government as the Commission's Chairperson.
(c)(1) The Commission shall submit its recommendations in a report to the Mayor and Council by April 30, 2021.
(2) The report required by paragraph (1) of this subsection shall include analyses and recommendations on the following topics:
(A) The role of sworn and special police officers in District schools;
(B) Alternatives to police responses to incidents, such as community-based, behavioral health, or social services co-responders;
(C) Police discipline;
(D) The integration of conflict resolution strategies and restorative justice practices into policing; and
(E) The provisions of the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Second Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 [D.C. Act 23-336].
(d) The Commission shall sunset upon the delivery of its report or on April 30, 2021, whichever is later.