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Council Approves Bronin's Appointments To Civilian Police Review Board

The city council voted Monday night to confirm six of Mayor Luke Bronin's appointments to the Civilian Police Review Board, ending months of debate and effectively reshaping the entire board.

Hyacinth Yennie, Abdul-Shaid Ansari, the Rev. Dion J. Watkins, Maly Rosado, Gail Balliet and Rickey Pinkey were all voted in during individual motions.

They replace current members Walter Butler, the board's chairman; Ricardo Torres, the board's vice chairman; Rita Ricciardi; and Jennifer Stephens. The two other new members fill vacancies on the board.

Bronin nominated the six in January in an attempt to fill those vacancies and breathe new life into the board, a watchdog that...

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