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Independent Review Panel Working Group
The Miami-Dade Independent Review Panel is a citizens' panel that reviews and holds public hearings concerning complaints or grievances made against employee, agency or instrumentality of Miami-Dade County, in furtherance of increasing transparency and enhancing police and community relations in our community.
On November 1, 2016 the Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted County Resolution R-1075-16, authorized the creation of the Miami-Dade Independent Review Panel Working Group ("IRP Working Group"). The IRP Working Group was charged with formulating a list of recommendations for the Board's consideration to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise for the betterment of Miami-Dade Independent Review Panel.
Agendas & Minutes
List of the Independent Review Panel Working Group agendas and minutes available for viewing.
Board Members consist from a variety of community agencies and non-profit agencies.
In 1980, in the wake of the McDuffie race riots following the acquittal of four Miami-Dade Police Officers in the death of African-American Arthur McDuffie. Desperate to ameliorate tensions between police officers and the black community, the Miami-Dade County created the Independent Review Panel (IRP), for nearly thirty years, the Independent Review Panel provided a source of procedural justice by receiving complaints against police officers, reviewing the disciplinary actions taken by internal-affairs investigators, issuing reports and recommendations for further action as well as complaints or grievances made against a county employee. Its actions were public, and neither the police department nor the county controlled the Miami-Dade Independent Review Panel; it operated as a completely separate entity.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Wed May 10, 2017 10:08:53 AM
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