By an 8-1 vote Tuesday Colorado Springs City Council approved the creation of a Police Accountability Panel. It will be called the “Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission.” 11 people will sit on the panel. its job is to improve communications between the police and the public, to allow public to voice concerns about the police, and recommend any policy changes to city council. Proponents hailed the formation of the panel as a good first step. A second vote by city council is required for formal approval. That’s sets for July 14th. More than 600 applications have been filed by residents who want to sit on the commission.