The city Police Commission announced Wednesday it will begin accepting applications July 9 for people interested in sitting on a hearing board that reviews police officer disciplinary cases.
The part-time civilian hearing examiners work on an as-needed basis. Under a concept originally approved by city voters in 2017 then adopted by the City Council earlier this year, officers facing disciplinary hearings can select a review panel composed of three civilian hearing examiners or two officers at the rank of captain or higher and one civilian.
Examiners make findings based on evidence and sworn testimony and may recommend to the police chief that officers be suspended, demoted or fired.
Minimum requirements for the position include a record of community service, at least two years of experience in human resources or related fields and no criminal record.
Examiners are paid $900 for a full-day hearing, $450 for a half-day hearing and $900 per final report.
A sub-committee of two police commissioners will review the applications and select the applicants to be interviewed.
Applications will be available starting July 9 at www.lapdonline.org/police_commission.
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