Buckhorn Ready To Pick “Police Review Board”

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is moving ahead with his controversial plan to pick the entire police review board himself.

Buckhorn is asking for applications as council members demand a say in who gets to serve on the 11 member panel.

Buckhorn says the city charter gives him sole authority to select a police review board.

The board will look at police use-of-force cases and cases that resulted in an internal investigation.

But it will basically be toothless, without the power to force testimony or make the department change.