JACKSONVILLE Fla. – After months of conferences, conversations and surveys, a guide employed by the town offered a 52-page report Wednesday on policing in Jacksonville.
A key takeaway: Many African Individuals throughout the town don’t belief the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace. Dr. Tammy Hodo, the president of All Issues Various LLC — a consulting firm — offered the report throughout a “Safer Collectively” workshop.
Hodo used the weekend of the Orange Crush Pageant for instance.
“Orange Crush was labeled Black seaside weekend and we put this in our report. There have been a 100 inmates faraway from the county jail to St. Johns and Flagler County to make manner for this black seaside weekend. However we don’t see that when we’ve got 20,000 folks come for the Georgia-Florida sport. The demographic is completely different,” Hodo mentioned.
The dialogue then shifted to the necessity for a residents evaluation board that will enable non-law enforcement members to participate within the investigation of officers which might be accused of unsuitable doing reminiscent of use of pressure.
Proper now, the State Legal professional’s Workplace investigates alleged crimes by JSO officers, however critics say the SAO has the looks of being too near JSO.
“We don’t belief officer one investigating officer two as a result of officer three has an affect on the investigator,” one speaker on the assembly mentioned.
Randy Reeves, the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police vice chairman, believes citizen evaluation boards are a foul thought.
“We now have seen across the nation function off feelings and agendas,” Reeves mentioned. “They get hijacked.”
Hodo rebutted Reeves’s assertion by saying she perceive his feedback however that the general public notion is that nobody is policing the police in Jacksonville.
JSO Director of Investigations Mike Bruno additionally spoke through the assembly, calling on extra sources to assist officers who reply to conditions involving psychological well being points.
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