Galveston City Council in December suspended the city’s Civilian Review Board. At the time, Councilman Craig Brown, also the mayor pro tem, said the suspension was only temporary, and City Attorney Don Glywasky said he will have completed a report on the review board in February.

The seven-member board is tasked with reviewing Galveston Police Department internal investigations and police operating policies and with writing recommendations about them. It was created in 2008 to review serious complaints against city police officers, including those about official oppression, discharge of firearms, serious bodily injury and use of force.

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Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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Allison Buchtien

Craig Brown is the District 2 council person.

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