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Tallahassee's New Ethics Officer Wants to Make a Difference

Tallahassee's New Ethics Officer Wants to Make a Difference
Posted at 6:11 PM, Oct 02, 2014
and last updated 2015-01-26 09:16:01-05

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WTXL) - There's a new ethics officer in town and her name is Julie Meadows-Keefe. Her first official day on the job was yesterday, the same day the Tallahassee Police Department opened, yet another, internal investigation involving the use of force.

As Tallahassee's first city ethics officer, Julie Meadows-Keefe will be responsible for ethical issues involving city officials and employees. This includes the police who are at the beginning of an internal investigation surrounding TPD's tazing of a 62 year old woman.

Meadows-Keefe says TPD is handling the investigation within their own department. She said she will be happy to help if asked, otherwise the city trusts Tallahassee Police in handling internal procedures. Meadows-Keefe says she feels TPD has been very transparent throughout their process so far.