Civilian Police Review Board


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Quarterly - Generally on the 4th Wednesday of the Last Month of the Quarter
  • City Hall
    101 City Hall Plaza
    Durham, NC 27701
Additional meetings may be held if justified by the board’s workload.

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The board consists of 9 residents of the city, all of whom are appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council. Members serve staggered 4-year terms, and are eligible for reappointment.

Board Members Term Expiration​
S. Elizabeth Leitzbach ​June 30, 2023
Kelli A. Dugan June 30, 2022
Myra L. Griffin
June 30, 2022
Cassandra R. Johnson (Vice Chair)
June 30, 2023
DeWarren K. Langley (Chair) June 30, 2023
Kendra J. Pressley
June 30, 2022
Donald B. Salmon, Jr. June 30, 2023
David A. Smith
June 30, 2022
Jennifer M. Williams
June 30, 2022


The Civilian Police Review Board hears appeals of complaints submitted by residents concerning actions taken by Durham police officers. The Durham Police Department’s Professional Standards Division initially investigates these complaints. If a complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of the investigation, he or she may file a request for a hearing with the board.

The board’s mandate is to determine whether or not the investigation was conducted in an appropriate manner, specifically, whether the Police Department abused its discretion in the conduct of the investigation. The board will examine the written evidence submitted by the complainant and the police department to determine whether a hearing should be held. The board will hold a hearing only if that evidence persuades the board that a hearing is justified. The board’s findings are submitted to the city manager for his or her action.