Footnote 15

Gary Yamane, Coordinator of the Citizens' Police Review Board in Santa Cruz, cited this as one reason for the non-use of mediation. Another, he believes (which impacts the choices of complainants), is the failure to allow return of the case to investigation, if mediation fails. E-mail from Gary Yamane to Vivian Berger, 25 March 1999. New York City's program does not possess this defect.