Illinois city council approves civilian police review board

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a city in central Illinois are creating a community board to review public complaints against its police department. The Pantagraph reports the Bloomington City Council voted 8-1 at a meeting Monday to create the Public Safety Community Relations Board. The seven-member board will review whether the Bloomington Police Department followed protocols in its own investigation of a complaint. Mayor Tari Renner says it’ll be “purely an advisory board.”