"This document is a summary report on a forum held by the Florida Advisory Committee in Tampa on July 10, 1990, to obtain an update on the status of police-community relations in Tampa. The Advisory Committee approved unanimously submission of this report to the Commissioners. There was a general consensus among forum participants that while police-community relations in Tampa have improved significantly as a result of the vigilant leadership of city, county, and civil rights officials, there remains a problem with the under-representation of minorities and women in command level positions within both the Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department. These positions are crucial to the provision of oversight and supervision of officers who come in contact with the public, minorities, and otherwise. In addition, isolated instances of allegations of misconduct, which appear in some instances to be racially motivated, continue."
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