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Police review boards are targeted by Florida Legislature

A Florida Senate committee approved an effort to ban review boards that investigate local law enforcement.
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Police violence causes frustration Last night the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee failed to persuade the Citizen’s Review Board to investigate injuries Tampa Police officers caused a woman 4 years ago. Kelsey Storemski found herself...

Local group frustrated as Citizen’s Review Board refuses to investigate case of police violence

A local group says that the Tampa Citizen’s Review Board is not doing enough to pursue justice for victims of police violence. Last night the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee failed to persuade the Citizen’s...
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Tampa’s police review board votes in support of allowing local residents to weigh in on subpoena power

Tampa’s citizen-led police review board voted 6–3 on Tuesday night to recommend that city council put subpoena power for the board on the ballot for voters to decide. This vote is the latest development in...
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A new report says the pandemic resulted in the highest-ever rates of death due to alcohol, drugs and suicide in the U.S.

The U.S. experienced the highest ever combined rates of deaths due to alcohol, drugs, and suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic's first year.

Tampa Council caves to Castor, police oversight board largely unchanged

Tampa’s City Council Thursday voted to change course on the makeup of its Citizen Review Board. Councilmembers acquiesced a request from Mayor Jane Castor to give her more sway over the police oversight board. LISTEN:...

St. Pete activists honor George Floyd with calls for more police reform on anniversary of his murder

Activists in St. Petersburg took to the streets on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. Floyd’s killer might’ve been convicted, but calls for an end to systemic racism and other social justice...

Tampa police review policy pushed to 2021 following citizen pushback

The Tampa City Council Thursday voted unanimously to push considering changes to its police Citizen Review Board until early 2021. Citizens came out in droves in person and virtually to call for citizen-led oversight of...
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Rights groups and Hillsborough law enforcement agencies agree to reforms

The Hillsborough Branch NAACP, local ACLU and several law enforcement agencies from across Hillsborough County are working together to repair trust between police and the community. In a press conference Wednesday morning, Hillsborough County Sheriff...
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Leaders call for changes to Tampa’s police Citizens Review Board

On Wednesday morning local representatives of the NAACP and ACLU and other leaders in the Black community called for a revamp of the City of Tampa’s police Citizens Review Board. In front of Tampa City...
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Critic says Buckhorn’s Police review board not independent

On Friday, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced a new Citizens Review Board to keep an eye on the city’s police department; on WMNF’s MidPoint, Seán Kinane spoke with Laila Abdelaziz, a critic who is part of...

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