The ICP, established in 2020, is the impartial entity created to conduct independent investigations and review complaints or grievances made against sworn officers of the Miami-Dade Police Department. This includes authority to investigate or review allegations of misconduct, use of force incidents resulting in death or great bodily harm, and files that have been closed by the Internal Affairs Section of the Miami-Dade Police Department. The ICP is comprised of 13 members, all appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
The ICP is the successor agency to the Independent Review Panel, which was defunded in 2009. After several nationally prominent incidents involving the deaths of persons at the hands of police, demand grew for the reinstatement of an independent body to provide civilian oversight of police in Miami-Dade County. Former County Commissioner Barbara Jordan worked tirelessly with community groups to reinstate such a body and the perseverance paid off. The ordinance
creating the ICP passed on August 31, 2020.