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Tampa Attorney Julia Mandell explains why proposed police review board doesn’t have subpoena power

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Critics of Bob Buckhorn’s executive order creating a police Civilian Review Board (CRB) in the City of Tampa have two major bones to pick with the mayor. The first is that they say he’s hogging control of the board and making it into his own fiefdom by giving himself the authority to name nine of the 11 members of the board, with the City Council given just two selections. And they say the proposed agency lacks teeth because it doesn’t have subpoena power to call witnesses.…

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