Miami-Dade Democratic Party condemns Mayor Giménez’s veto of civilian police review panel

MIAMI-DADE: After Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez’s veto of a Miami-Dade County civilian review panel for police, Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair released the following statement:

“People across this county have been calling for more police oversight for years, and those calls have been amplified in recent months following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Our democratically elected leaders did the right thing when they passed legislation to reestablish the Independent Civilian Panel, and Carlos Giménez was wrong to veto this panel — for the second time in two years — for political reasons. We need a civilian oversight panel with subpoena power, and once we replace our mayor with one who is responsive to the democratic will of the people, we will get one.”

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