At today’s City Commission meeting, the Commissioners unanimously voted to move forward with creating an independent Citizen Review Board for the Tallahassee Police Department.
The purpose of the Citizens Review Board will be to enable Tallahassee citizens to oversee policing practices and review events like officer-involved shootings.
The action comes after nationwide protests in response to police brutality. Throughout the Commission meeting, protestors gathered outside of City Hall. Tallahassee has seen three officer-involved shootings this year, including Tony McDade last week. The incidents are currently being reviewed by a grand jury.
TPD Chief Lawrence Revell said there are many models of Citizen Review Boards implemented across Florida, some of which have subpoena power. The logistics of the Board have not been finalized yet.
The Commissioners will discuss the details of the Board at their next meeting.