NACOLE Case Studies on Civilian Oversight: Civilian Investigative Panel   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Document: "The Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP) is the civilian oversight agency primarily responsible for investigating civilian complaints against the Miami Police Department (MPD), a force of roughly 1,100 sworn officers serving the 453,579 residents of the City of Miami. The CIP is authorized to receive, investigate, and recommend the disposition of complaints; review and investigate internal investigations completed by the MPD's Internal Affairs Division; and to submit recommendations on current and proposed policies, procedures, and practices concerning but not limited to training, recruitment, and disciplinary procedures to the chief of police. Voted into the Miami City Charter in 2001 following community calls for greater accountability after several high-profile scandals and officer-involved shootings, the CIP has operated and endured in a state- and citywide environment particularly hostile to civilian oversight. Despite early attempts to weaken the CIP and reduce its authority, there has since been a renewed effort by the CIP to re-establish community trust and build legitimacy in the eyes of both the department and the community."

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United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: https://cops.usdoj.gov/
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