Support a Civilian Review Panel of Police Officers in Miami Dade County.

Support a Civilian Review Panel of Police Officers in Miami Dade County.

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Raquel Lebish started this petition to Commisioner Audrey Edmonson

Hi, I’m Juliana, a student and constituent of Miami-Dade County. I’m asking you to support the amendment from our county charter sponsored by Commissioner Barbara Jordan and Daniella Levine Cava to establish an Independent Civilian Panel to conduct impartial reviews related to sworn County police officers. Our police officers are critical for the safety and order of the County and many are true heroes, but they must be held accountable for incidents of alleged misconduct especially if the incident could involve improper use of force. The current system of police officers reviewing other police officers for allegations of misconduct cannot avert an appearance of possible conflict of interest. It does not guarantee our community a truly transparent and impartial process. I strongly urge that our County Commissioners preserve the panel’s power to subpoena witnesses and that our County Commissioners ensure that there is true community representation on the panel, so it is not overly influenced by one professional or political group. Given the many recent cases of police misconduct across our nation that have resulted in an enormous national and local outcry for reform, the time for the Independent Civilian Panel is now. It is what our community wants and will ensure a better and more trusting relationship between our citizens and our police.

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