Dear Students and Families: As you prepare for your return to campus, I want to remind you of the critical role each of us plays in protecting the health and well-being of our campus. Our individual actions impact our broader…
Update on Public Safety Community Review Board from Loretta E. Lynch
Dear Members of the Syracuse University Community:
As you may know, my team and I have been working to assist the University in developing a community review board for Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS). Today, we are pleased to present a proposed framework for the University’s Public Safety Community Review Board, which we have developed based on suggestions and concerns expressed to us by members of the University community.
I want to emphasize that this framework is not final and is meant to stimulate continued discussion. Key elements outlined in the framework include:
- The duties of the Community Review Board: to hear appeals from certain DPS findings, to review and comment upon new DPS policies and trainings, and to publish an annual report based upon a review of DPS’ handling of key issues.
- The proposed composition of the Community Review Board.
I would be very grateful if you would take the time to review our proposal and to share any feedback you may have by sending an email to my team at SU-DPS-Independent-Review@paulweiss.com. Please review an accessible and downloadable version of the proposal.
We are also planning a virtual town hall in the coming weeks at which we will be able to hear directly your thoughts and suggestions. We will share details on how to participate soon.
Thank you all for your attention to this important matter, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Loretta E. Lynch, Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP