City Clerk

Board Information          
Members:  11 members (3 by Mayor, 5 by Council, 3 by City Manager)
Term Length:  3 Years; Term Limit:  2 Terms

Meeting Information:

Meeting Day: 2nd & 4th Tuesday monthly (as needed)
Meeting Time: 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Government Center Building (600 East 4th St)
Time Commitment: 1 to 2 hours per month  


Staff Advisors:  

Stephanie C. Kelly • 704.336.2248 •

Kirk McSwain • 704.420.2774 •

Counsel to the Board:
Cary B. Davis, Julian Wright, and Miranda Goot
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
101 N. Tryon St., Suite 1900
Charlotte, NC 28246
​Phone:  704.377.2536

Counsel to the Board:
Cary B. Davis, Julian Wright, and Gabe Wright

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
101 N. Tryon St., Suite 1900
Charlotte, NC 28246

Phone:  704.377.2536


Office of the City Clerk
600 East Fourth Street, 7th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
Fax:  704.336.7588

Annual Reports:

2012-2013 Annual Report
2013-2014 Annual Report
2014-2015 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report
2016-2017 Annual Report
2017-2018 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report 

2019-2020 Annual Report

Additional Information:

Citizen Review Board Appeal Form
City Code, Chapter 16, Article II - Citizens Review Board
File a Complaint Against an Officer
Allegation of Police Misconduct Form
Police Complaint Review Program
Police Complaint Review Process
Overview of CRB Appeals 1997-present 
CMPD Internal Affairs Annual Reports

Citizens Review Board Rules of Procedure


Citizen Review Board Brochures:

Police Complaint Process & the Citizens Review Board – English 

Police Complaint Process & the Citizens Review Board – Español

Police Complaint Process & the Citizens Review Board - Tiếng Việt  

Police Complaint Process & the Citizens Review Board – عربى


Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy Application Form

City of Charlotte Boards and Commissions
Handbook for Board Members
Attendance Policy for Board Members
Code of Ethics & Disclosure Requirements
Statement of Economic Interest Form 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee


Board Members​​​​

Tonya JamesonChairCity Council
John WatkinsVice-ChairMayor
Samuel SmithBoard MemberCity Council
Nakia SavageBoard MemberCity Manager
Brittenay Causieestko-leeBoard MemberCity Council
La Becky RoeBoard MemberCity Council
Jeffrey SimpsonBoard MemberCity Manager
Robert KeeneBoard MemberMayor
Magaliz GiraudBoard MemberMayor
Harold BuschBoard MemberCity Manager
Sa'idah SudanBoard MemberCity Council

Would You Like to Volunteer to Serve Your Community?  


Qualifications for Citizen Review Board Members: 

  • All applicants must be a registered voter in Mecklenburg County.
  • Current and former City employees, and the spouse, parents, and children of a current or former CMPD officer, shall not be eligible to serve on the board.
  • Nominees are subject to a state criminal background check.
  • Individuals with a felony conviction or Class A1 misdemeanor conviction shall not be eligible to serve. 
  • Individuals with a Class 1 or Class 2 misdemeanor conviction within 3 years of their nomination for appointment shall be ineligible to serve.
  • Members must be continually domiciled within Mecklenburg County and be registered to vote within the County.
  • All board members shall attend and successfully complete the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Citizens Academy and receive training on relevant legal and policy issues as required by the City Manager.  This training must be completed prior to any board appointee serving as a member of the board.
  • Candidates for the board may be interviewed by a panel comprised of a representative from the Community Relations Committee, the Citizens Review Board and the City Manager's Office to assess core characteristics necessary to serve on the board.  Such panels shall provide their assessments to the relevant appointing authority.
  • Each member of the board shall participate in at least eight hours of training each calendar year, which training may include a four-hour "ride-along" with a CMPD officer.
  • Appointees are subject to City Council's Attendance and Anti-Harassment Policies.
  • Appointees are subject to the Code of Ethics, Gift Policy and Disclosure Requirements for members of boards and must file a Statement of Economic Interest by February 1st each year.
  • Appointees must sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement.
  • Appointees serve on a voluntary basis without compensation.
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please contact the City Clerk's Office  at  704-336-2248 or email