Statement: Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava on the approval of the Independent Civilian Panel for police accountability
MIAMI-DADE – “In a landmark decision for our community, after many years of advocacy, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners today voted to bring back the Independent Civilian Panel for police accountability. The Panel is a critical first step to creating trust, oversight, and transparency between law enforcement and the community. I salute Commissioner Barbara Jordan who persisted through great opposition to make this a reality, and thank all our colleagues who voted yes to meet the moment now facing our country – when so many are demanding greater justice in policing. I also thank Mayor Gimenez for his public promise to honor today's vote. We all look forward to seeing this critical legislation signed into law.
“Today's decision is a victory for the coalition of thousands of advocates who worked for so long to ensure the Independent Civilian Panel was restored. The ICP will make our county safer both for the brave men and women of law enforcement and for the public, and ushers Miami-Dade policing into the 21st century.”