Police Accountability Board

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During this time the Police Accountability Board meets at least twice per month, as needed.  Currently, meetings continue on Zoom, and are livestreamed on available for later viewing on the City Council's YouTube Channel.

The Rochester City Council established a civilian-controlled process to fairly investigate and make determinations respecting complaints of misconduct involving sworn Officers of the Rochester Police Department. The Police Accountability Board is the mechanism to investigate such complaints and to review Rochester Police Department patterns, practices, policies and procedures. The Police Accountability Board provides a non-exclusive alternative to civil litigation.

This volunteer board is comprised of 9 city residents; four appointments are from the City Council (one from each of the City Council Districts); four appointments are from recommendations of the Police Accountability Board Alliance, and one appointment is from the Mayor.  

Board Members

Seat      Name Term
PABA Seat 1 Danielle Tucker      July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
PABA Seat 2 Vacant July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022
PABA Seat 3 Shani Wilson (Chair) July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023
PABA Seat 4 Dr. Celia McIntosh (Vice Chair) July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Council East Dr. Robert Harrison III July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Council Northeast Ida Perez  July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023
Council Northwest Rabbi Drorah Setel  July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022
Council South Rev. Matthew Nickoloff July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022
Mayoral  Rev. Dr. Rickey B. Harvey  July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023
  • View the biographies of the PAB members here>>.
  • View legislation establishing the PAB as certified Local Law here>>
  • A one page document detailing the responsibilities and requirements for members of the PAB can be found here>>.
  • View PAB Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here>>.

Executive Director Search 

The Police Accountability Board (PAB) is responsible for appointing an Executive Director.

“The nine member Police Accountability Board will be responsible for reviewing applications, interviewing candidates, and selecting our Executive Director,” said Board Chair Shani Wilson, “we are excited to have arrived at this step, and we are eager to begin our work.  I am confident that we will find a number of qualified candidates that will be able to serve this Board and our community.”

This position requires the Rochester City Council to hold a Confirmation Hearing to approve the candidate selected by the PAB.

PAB Meetings

Date Agenda Minutes 
January 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
February 11, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
February 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
February 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
March 5, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
March 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
June 8, 2020      Agenda  Minutes
June 25, 2020      Agenda Minutes
July 16, 2020      Agenda  Minutes
July 30, 2020 Agenda Minutes
August 13, 2020      Agenda Minutes
August 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 3, 2020      Agenda Minutes
October 8, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes

Quarterly Reports

March 2020 
June 2020