Police Review Boards
So says the headline in the hard copy version of the Times- Standard for this latest story on the death of Martin Cotton. I don't see it included in the web version. I'll admit to seeing few people on any given day, but I think that headline is a bit out there.
Sure, the issue of police review boards comes under the spotlight again, but you have to wonder if it's just the same people always clamoring for police review boards that are just making more noise and getting heard after the Cotton death? I don't know of anyone outraged at the Eureka police now that wasn't critical of Eureka P.D. before this latest incident.
As for the matter of police review boards, I suppose I fall in line with some of the Eureka City Councilcritters quoted in the story and perhaps even Cheif Nielsen: I don't have a problem with the idea of civilian police review boards. The question is how much authority those boards should have?