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Hogsett, Taylor make appointments to new IMPD board

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Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Randal Taylor announced two appointments each to the new General Orders Board, which is responsible for Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department policy.

Hogsett appointed Jasmin French, senior manager of ethics and compliance at Cummins, and Chrystal Ratcliffe, president of the local NAACP chapter. He announced the appointments Feb. 5.

Taylor appointed former IMPD Chief Bryan Roach, who retired in 2019, and IMPD Capt. David Robinson, who has been with the department for 25 years.

“These community leaders will play an integral role in guiding transparent, effective policy for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department,” Hogsett said in a statement. “I look forward to their thoughtful stewardship as we work to enhance trust and collaboration with law enforcement.”

The General Orders Board is a seven-person committee that sets department policy. The board has a 4-3 civilian majority. The Indianapolis City-County Council also gets two civilian appointments, and active members of the department elect one member. Members serve for two years.

The board, approved by the city-county council last year, replaced the General Orders Committee, which had three members and no civilians.

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