City Commission Appoints Citizens Police Review Board Members

City Commission Appoints Citizens Police Review Board Members

The City Commissioners appointed nine members to the new Citizens Police Review Board at their meeting on Jan. 27.

The City Commissioners voted to establish the CPRB in June 2020 after nationwide protests against police brutality. In Tallahassee, there were three fatal officer-involved shootings in 2020.

The goal of the CPRB is to build a more trusting relationship between the Tallahassee Police Department and members of the Tallahassee community. The CPRB will review investigations of excessive or deadly force by police.

Staff reports that there were 82 applications to join the CPRB, 69 of which were eligible. Among the eligible applicants, 12 included letters of nomination from community civic or social service organizations.

The City Commissioners individually appointed five members:

  • Rozetta Bobo – nominated by Commissioner Jack Porter
  • Niya Hubbard – nominated by Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox
  • Rashad Mujahid – nominated by Commissioner Curtis Richardson
  • Luther Lee – nominated by Commissioner Jeremy Matlow
  • Tom Napier – nominated by Mayor John Dailey

As a body, the commissioners appointed four members from the list of applicants nominated by community civic or social service organizations:

  • Taylor Biro
  • Suzanne Van Wyk
  • Edward Gaines
  • Barry Munroe

Following the appointments, the panel of nine will be split into three groups of one, two and three-year terms chosen at random by staff, while one person will be selected as chair for the board’s first year by Feb. 10, 2021.

13 Responses to "City Commission Appoints Citizens Police Review Board Members"

  1. The City of Tallahassee, so woke that their eyelids cover their faces. Pandering white people who are so ambitious and want to be re-elected, not serve the city. It is why Tally will and always remain a backwater hick town. Look at the names on that committee, fools who are alleged activists. Since Gillum, the soyest of soy boys, we have the soft white and woke liberal hacks who want to be down with the struggle. White women lol, you are so oppressed so you hijack the BLM ponzi scheme to get noticed. TPD officers, leave and let them hire psychologists and social workers, you deserve better than a BS group of political extremists.

  2. How about this, do what the police officer asks you to do instead of running away or trying to grab his/her gun. Maybe stop pulling a knife on a Cop would be a good start. Instead of addressing the real problem, a lack of respect for law enforcement, let’s hire a bunch of people that have never been in law enforcement to judge our cops. While you are at it, let the review board investigate air traffic control errors and medical malpractice claims. Be sure and send the tax payers the bill. Stupid is as Stupid does.

  3. Thank you, Mr. Hawkins!

    Hopefully, the board will be able to bridge the gap between a responsible citizenry and the law enforcement officers who serve and protect.
    What I don’t want is for this to be a fluffy PR firm for the city (TPD) or an “anti-cop” group for the citizens.
    We meet with the IG tomorrow for more details, but I’m hoping that this is the start of something great.

    I see the comments and understand the concerns…there’s a ton of work to do in order to start restoring trust, in general.

  4. Well what’s done is done.
    The only thing left to do is to watch how this knee jerk reaction to political correctness and political pandering plays out.
    Thanks elected/appointed nannies. What would we ever do without you?

  5. TPD is nothing but revenue generators to justify their existence. When I need medical help, I’ll call a paramedic. When I want defense, I’ll call Smith & Wesson.

  6. I trust the cops more than I trust that corrupt bunch of politically appointed hatchet men. Leon county and the City of Tallahassee is run by incompetent, shameless morons. Its embarrassing…

  7. Wow. Some of them need to shut down their social media pages. The hate, racial and political bias is out there for everyone to see. The kind of stuff you could get fired for… if you were a cop.

  8. “The goal of the CPRB is to build a more trusting relationship between the Tallahassee Police Department and members of the Tallahassee community.“

    ~ A contrived body of declared representatives, conceived of deception, represents nobody at all

  9. I hope part of their job of “building a more trusting relationship between the Tallahassee Police Department and members of the Tallahassee community.” will entail teaching some individuals that the police are NOT your enemy, they are NOT out to get you etc. etc. Let’s be honest: THAT is the majority of the problem, not police using excessive force. Does anyone know why they cancelled “LIVE PD”?

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