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The independent panel that investigates allegations of police misconduct in Syracuse is also trying to change the relationship between police and the community.  The Citizen Review Board’s primary role is to review complaints and make disciplinary, policy, training, and other recommendations to the police chief.  But CRB administrator Ranette Releford says there also has to be a change in the mindset of officers, understanding that black and brown communities feel fear anytime they call the police.

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The board tasked with oversight of the Syracuse Police department says it is eager to get to know new Syracuse police chief Kenton Buckner.  The Citizen Review Board examines grievances against officers and can recommend corrective action.