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Leon County commissioners approve forming review committee for Sheriff's Office

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 18:37:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Commission is forming a review committee for the Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff McNeil brought the idea to the commission in June as tensions between police and the community’s they serve continued to rise nation-wide.

The committee would have leaders from both Florida State and Florida A&M Universities along with representatives from law enforcement to continue promoting transparency.

Commissioners say this is something that everyone can benefit from right now.

“I really like the proposal that the Sheriff has put forward," said Kristin Dozier, a Leon County commissioner. "I think it’s a fantastic step and it is right in line with his all-in approach.”

The sheriff’s office used cities like Austin, Texas as a successful example of a review committee.

​No one has been selected for the committee yet and there is no word on the application process.

This committee will not be connected with the City of Tallahassee’s review committee or the Tallahassee Police Department.