Aurora, IL City Council Finalizes 9 For Civilian Review Board...

Aurora, IL's Civilian Review Board Members are:

  • Jacqueline Gibson, principal of East Aurora's Cowherd Middle School

  • Kim Bright, a retired administrative law judge

  • Dr. Timothy Brown, a retired clinical psychologist who specialized in fitness-for-duty evaluations of police officers

  • Dr. Vincent Gaddis, a college professor for more than 25 years

  • Ginger Ingram, an entrepreneur and community volunteer

  • Lily Rocha, a regional nonprofit manager

  • Andrea McMillian, information technology and innovation manager

  • Curtis Wilson, a clinical trials research professional

  • Rajesh Char, a digital marketer

The Aurora City Council recently finalized the nine members of the City's first-ever Civilian Review Board, a resident-based body to address police misconduct complaints.

“We have made significant advances in our police reform efforts in a short amount of time,” said Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin. “One of the primary requests from the community was a Civilian Review Board, and we made it a priority to benchmark best practices and established a board unique to the Aurora community.”

The creation of the Aurora Civilian Review Board (CRB) was one of the key components of the City’s CHANGE Reform Initiative launched by Mayor Irvin in response to the civil unrest caused by the murder of George Floyd last spring. Another primary component - the implementation of body cameras for the Aurora Police Department -was approved by the City Council and is currently in progress.

Serving as an intermediary between the community and police department, the Civilian Review Board will accept misconduct complaints, review cases, and offer disciplinary recommendations to the Chief of Police, who makes the final decision on disciplinary action.