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Bill would keep COB from issuing subpoenas

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Posted at 10:45 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 23:55:40-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A new bill aims to changes the powers of the Community Oversight Board.

Members would not be able to issue subpoenas for documents or compel witness testimonies according to a new House bill.

The bill would also require every board member to be a registered voter.

Nashvillians voted last November to create the board, which will look at alleged police misconduct.

We're told the goal of the bill is to preserve the fundamental rights of police officers and citizens.

The law would also require the Board to submit a "year in review" report to the chairs of the Judiciary Committee in both the House and Senate.