Approved in 2020 by the Board of County Commissioners, it’s been a bumpy road getting the police oversight panel up and running.
The ICP is empowered to investigate community allegations of police misconduct and to launch investigations on their own. Municipalities without police oversight panels — which includes all but the cities of Miami and North Miami — can opt-in to use the ICP. While the panel can’t discipline officers found to have committed procedural wrongdoing, they can make recommendations of appropriate disciplinary measures.
They’ll also issue reports clearing officers of allegations found to be made without merit.
Per the agenda (which you should reference if you have an interest in attending), the panel will present a case review, followed by comment and Q&As with/from both the complainant and a rep from Miami-Dade PD before concluding with a panel discussion and vote on recommendations.
There are two opportunities for public comment at the start and end of the meeting.
B. Buil is an endorsed Chaplain, DEI Educator, Somatic/Trauma Care Practitioner, Disability Rights Advocate, Environmental and Social Justice Activist