Community group wants input on choice of IPRA head

September 9, 2013 3:16:01 PM PDT
The family of a teenager shot by police officers joined with a group of ministers to seek input in naming the head of the Independent Police Review Authority.

Aaron Harrison was shot and killed six years ago. Officers said he had a gun. But witnesses said he didn't. His mother recently won an $8.5 million lawsuit against the city.

Harrison's family and the group called the Leaders Network say there should be community involvement when the head of the review board is picked.

"We need integrity and transparency from this office. We gotta have it because this vehicle enforces police accountability," Rev. Ira Acreesaid.

The Leaders Network says more community input could help avoid more lawsuits against the police.

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