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Acord triggers shooting by sheriff’s deputy Two Florida sheriff’s deputies fired more than a dozen semiautomatic gunshots toward a handcuffed suspect in November. WMNF’s Seán Kinane reports the incident was triggered not by an actual...

Florida House advances controversial bill to dissolve police citizen review boards

Listen: House Speaker Paul Renner has promised to end citizen police review boards. The bill to do that is now moving forward in the State House. Renner made the pledge during opening remarks on Tuesday....
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Listen to the WMNF News morning headlines for Thursday, July 28

WMNF headline news stories from July 28, 2022, including about how Tampa’s police citizen review board of police.

Independent lawyer, limited subpoena power for citizen-led police review board could come as ballot initiative in Tampa

The decision to have an independent lawyer and limited subpoena power for Tampa’s citizen-led police review board could come down to a ballot initiative for city residents. Tampa’s City Council workshopped a massive overhaul to...
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Will Tampa strengthen its police Citizen Review Board?

By Janet Scherberger With protests nationwide calling for police department reforms and accountability, cities around the country are looking to establish Citizen Review Boards to monitor police activity. Tampa has had such a board in...
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Ballot initiative could add strong police investigative panel to Tampa charter

Community groups concerned about police accountability want to add a strong police review process to the Tampa City Charter. In a press conference Wednesday morning at the headquarters of the Hillsborough NAACP, several groups unveiled a...
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Tampa Mayor will veto police review board ordinance

Note: after this story was published, Tampa City Council moved forward with an ordinance creating a police review board with only four members selected by council. Mayor Buckhorn said he will sign that. The original...
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Tampa Council looks for compromise with Buckhorn on police review

Late Thursday afternoon Tampa City Council instructed its attorney to work with the city’s attorney to draft an ordinance creating a citizen board to review police actions. Besides the number of appointments by council or the...
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Diverse group calls for strong citizen review board for Tampa Police

Some members of Tampa City Council want to go against the legal advice of the city’s attorney and create a civilian board to review actions of the police – or at least appoint more members...
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Tampa retains outside lawyer to advise on conflicts of interest

Tampa’s City attorney has retained an outside attorney to answer conflict of interest questions that have come up while the city is debating the specifics of a citizen board to review the Police Department. Gwynne Young with...

Public voices displeasure with Tampa citizen review board proposal by Mayor Buckhorn

Concerned members of the public packed this morning’s Tampa city council meeting to sound off on what they feel is targeted use of red-light cameras, police brutality, and Mayor Bob Buckhorn proposal for a citizen...

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