Personal Injury and Civil Rights Attorney Josh Jones, Founder of Josh Jones Law, P.A. in Miami, Florida, announces his appointment to Miami-Dade’s Police Civilian Oversight Board.
After 12 years without one, Miami-Dade County formally restarted its civilian oversight board to examine police misconduct allegations. Former Commissioner Barbara Jordan finally passed legislation in August 2020 to create a new board after two prior versions failed from vetoes by Former Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
Josh Jones’ commitment to the philosophy of servant leadership prompted him to accept an appointment on the newly-created police-civilian oversight board by District 9 Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee. As part of his duties on the board, Jones can examine complaints against Miami-Dade County police officers with open hearings and findings released to the public.
A new constitutional amendment in Florida requires Miami-Dade to elect a county sheriff by the end of 2024. It is a significant shakeup because the County Mayor, who oversees Miami-Dade police officers, currently holds that power. The timing of Jones’ appointment to the oversight board is critical as City of Miami Commissioner Raquel Regalado “urged the oversight board to ‘provide the County Commission with some community guidance’ on the best way to transfer to a sheriff system.”
Jones looks forward to serving his community in this critical new role. “As someone who seeks to remain in touch with the goals and aspirations of the community I serve at all times, it is my honor to work on behalf of the citizens of Miami-Dade County on the Independent Civilian Panel,” Jones says. “Statistics show that police stop and use force disproportionately against minorities, particularly black people. Because of this, it is critical that we ensure that all instances of police misconduct are thoroughly examined and given the critical look that many people don’t feel has existed in the past. At Josh Jones Law, P.A., we believe in servant leadership, with a focus on educating and representing our clients, particularly those from under-represented communities. Service and empathy are essential when working with our clients, and this philosophy extends to my participation in the board for the good of the community.
“I look forward to applying my skills and knowledge in the interest of upholding justice for all residents of Miami-Dade.”
About Josh Jones Law, P.A.
At Josh Jones Law, P.A., South Florida Personal Injury Attorney Joshua R. Jones and his team help injured Floridians get compensation from large insurance companies after serious injury accidents. We serve clients throughout the Greater Miami area, including Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Hollywood, Miramar, North Miami, Miami Gardens, Miami, and Homestead. Visit our website at https://joshjoneslaw.com/ or give us a call at (305) 239-4878 for a free case evaluation.