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Oversight: Other cities provide insights for Ontario on how to do police oversight

(GRAPHIC: Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

EDITOR'S NOTE: This project was produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network as the Enterprise's effort to take a fresh approach to reporting on community issues.

ONTARIO - As Black Lives Matter protesters continue to fight police brutality, citizen oversight committees for police departments have emerged as a potential solution.

In early June, the Black Lives Matter movement came to Ontario, and organizers created a list of eight demands for the city and police department. One asked for the police department to create a citizen police overview committee.

As of now, the Ontario Police Department doesn’t have any form of citizen oversight, according to Ontario City Manager Adam Brown. Statewide, only three cities have some form . . .