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Albany Community Police Review Board

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Concerns over "racist myths" being perpetuated by an Albany Police detective have prompted the Chair of the Community Police Review Board to ask the Common Council to intervene.

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Discussion over public safety continued as the Albany Common Council convened virtually Monday night.

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The Albany Common Council has unanimously approved a local law that would give new powers to the city's Community Police Review Board.

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A high-level Albany Community Police Review Board member was arrested Monday following an altercation with a city police officer during a traffic stop.