West Virginia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Ranjit K. Majumder, Chairperson

Ludmilla (Tina) B. Burns

Norman Lindell
South Charleston

Joan T. Hairston

Marcia C. Pops

Debra J. Hart
Cross Lanes

Arthena L. Sewell Roper
Charles Town

Gregory T. Hinton

Nelson E. Staples
White Sulphur Springs

Jennifer Keadle Mason

Brian R. Swiger
Cross Lanes

Samuel N. Kusic

Patty Vandergrift Tompkins


The Committee expresses its appreciation to the staff of the Commissionís Eastern Regional Office for preparing this report. Marc Pentino, Eastern Regional Office, prepared the introduction and chapter 3 of the report and helped edit the document. Dawinder S. Sidhu, student intern from George Washington University Law School, contributed substantial research and prepared chapters 2 and 4. Student interns Robert Boone from Howard University and Susanna Baker from Wake Forest University researched the operation of review boards in U.S. cities and collected background material on police misconduct. Ki-Taek Chun, former director of the Eastern Regional Office, edited the report and supervised the project. Ivy Davis, acting director of the Eastern Regional Office, edited the final report draft. Dawn Sweet provided editorial services and prepared the report for publication. Dorothy Pearson-Canty and Alfreda Greene provided production and distribution services.