Anthony Finnell

Anthony Finnell

Mr. Anthony W. Finnell, Sr. currently serves as the Executive Director of the Citizens’ PoliceReview Board (CPRB) in Oakland.  The CPRB receives allegations of misconduct from citizens, investigates those allegations and renders a decision based on the findings of the investigation.  The CPRB also reviews police policy and makes policy recommendations as needed.  The CRPB is an independent organization, separate from the Oakland Police Department.  Mr. Finnell answers directly to the City Administrator for Oakland. Mr. Finnell has more than 25 years of experience managing law enforcement functions.  He previously served as the Supervising Investigator for the Independent Police Review Authority in Chicago, Illinois, overseeing the areas of case assignment, misconduct complaint review, investigation compliance, and recommendations for suspension for the Chicago Police Department.  Prior to this role, Mr. Finnell served as a Sergeant for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) for more than 23 years, where one of his most notable accomplishments was his introduction and implementation of the O.K. Program.  The law enforcement based mentoring program, O.K., fosters strategic alliances between the Indianapolis Public School system, the business community, and the Indianapolis Police Department.   In addition, he oversaw the Indianapolis School Liaison Officers and developed strategic alliances between the public schools, business, community, and the police department. Mr. Finnell also previously owned a private investigation and security company.