The Racial Bias Audit will provide insights, information and context that the Department will use to increase our capabilities to deliver the best outcomes possible. The Department is looking forward to the chance to learn and improve through this audit. This audit will also allow the Department to show its continued commitment to transparency and engagement with the community.
This audit was made possible when Mayor Tecklenburg and the City Council voted unanimously on December 18, 2018 to allow the Charleston Police Department to hire an external company (CNA) to examine CPD’s policies and procedures in the following topic areas: 1) Use of Force; 2) Traffic Stops and Field Contacts; 3) Internal/External Complaints; 4) Recruitment and Hiring; and 5) Community Engagement.
Chief Luther Reynolds stated the following: “It is my vision and desire to emerge from this process even stronger than we already are, both internally and externally.”