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File #: 20-1802   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/29/2020 In control: PUBLIC HEARING
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO ENACT Ordinance, the title of which is as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, CREATING A POLICE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW BOARD; CREATING SECTION 18-7 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"); AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Sponsored by Mayor Dale V.C. Holness)
Indexes: Established Commission Goals
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Copy of Proposed Ordinance (original), 2. Exhibit 2 - Copy of Fiscal Impact Statement, 3. Exhibit 3 - Copy of Mayor Holness amendment (Additional Material 59(4) to October 6 meeting), 4. Exhibit 4 - Copy of Commissioner Sharief amendment (Additional Material 59(3) to October 6 meeting), 5. Exhibit 5 - Copy of Commissioner Bogen amendment (Additional Material 59(2) to October 6 meeting), 6. Exhibit 6 - Copy of Senator Rich amendment (Additional Material 59(5) to October 6 meeting), 7. Exhibit 7 - Copy of Proposed Ordinance (operative version, revised during October 6 meeting), 8. Additional Material - Information, 9. Additional Material - Information, 10. Additional Material - Information, 11. Additional Material - Information, 12. Additional Material - Information, 13. Additional Material - Information
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Andrew J. Meyers
Department: County Attorney

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO ENACT Ordinance, the title of which is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, CREATING A POLICE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW BOARD; CREATING SECTION 18-7 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"); AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Sponsored by Mayor Dale V.C. Holness)

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Why Action is Necessary
A Resolution directing the County Administrator to publish notice of public hearing to consider enactment of the Ordinance was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of October 6, 2020.

What Action Accomplishes
Permits the Board to consider enactment of an Ordinance creating a Police and Criminal Justice Review Board.

Is this Action Goal Related
Yes

Previous Action Taken


Summary Explanation/Background
This item supports the Board Goal to "Collaborate with public and private partners to find creative, equitable, and responsible solutions to systemic community problems."

On June 16, 2020, the Board directed the Office of the County Attorney to study the legal feasibility of establishing a civilian board to review allegations of police misconduct and use of force. Florida statutes and case law provide for internal review of alleged police misconduct by the officer's employer. However, a County board may review completed police disciplinary investigations and other information for purposes other than officer discipline-such as to increase transparency or to encourage better policing policies.

The proposed Ordinance would create a Broward County Police and Criminal Justice Review Board that would gather data on police use of force and alleged misconduct, publish data and reports, identify issues that could be addressed through policy changes, and make recommendations. The P...

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