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ACLU tells Tampa City Council they have legal authority to name civilian review board members with subpoena power

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The ACLU of Florida said today that they believe City of Tampa Attorney Julia Mandell was incorrect in her assessment that the city’s charter only allows the mayor to have the right to name the members of a civilian review board. The issue of who controls the power to name such an advisory committee has roiled City Hall over the past month, as a majority of the City Council – backed by their own attorney – insists it has the power…

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