The independent monitor selection process involves seeking applications from policing experts from around the country. The independent monitor Request for Proposals can be found here.
Applications will likely be submitted by teams of experts, which may include current or former law enforcement officers, academics, policy analysts, lawyers and community outreach specialists. The federal judge will have final approval of any team of individuals put in place to independently monitor the implementation of the consent decree.
Once the federal judge approves the independent monitor, the monitor will evaluate and issue public reports on whether the City and CPD are meeting the requirements of the consent decree. The independent monitor will report to the federal judge.