Members Elected to Civilian Board to Oversee the Police
Five members of the public were recommended and elected by councilors to the Providence External Review Authority (PERA), a civilian board established in 2002 by a city ordinance that oversees the Providence Police Department. PERA is charged with investigating allegations of misconduct, making findings of fact, and making recommendations of potential disciplinary action to the police chief.
Ivan Montanez Montoya – a community school specialist with the Providence Public School Department, a student at Rhode Island College studying secondary education
Rebecca Bucci, Ph.D. – a lifelong Providence resident, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Dept. of Sociology, educational background in criminology and criminal justice
Night Jean Muhingabo – Providence Public School Board member, a refugee from the Republic of Rwanda, a multi-lingual student at Rhode Island College studying Public Administration
Susan Derita – a previous board member, an original member of the PERA board (served as Chair of the Policy Committee), and a Providence native
Machiste Rankin – a previous board member, a retired Rhode Island Department of Corrections officer, and a Providence resident