Press Releases

CPC statement on the delayed release of ruling to reinstate SPD officer 

Jan. 17, 2019 - The City of Seattle has been working for nearly seven years under a Consent Decree to rebuild trust and confidence between the police and the community. The report in The Seattle Times on Monday that the Seattle Police Officer's Guild (SPOG) may have worked with City officials to delay the public release of the ruling in the excessive force case involving Adley Shepherd until after the City Council's vote to ratify the SPOG contract threatens to critically undermine the progress the City has made. 

CPC Letter Regarding New Year's Eve Police-Involved Shooting

Jan. 1, 2019 - The Community Police Commission has sent the following letter regarding how Initiative 940 may affect the investigation of last night's police-involved shooting. 

CPC Offers New Way Forward on Proposed Contract

Oct. 31, 2018 - The Community Police Commission met with the mayor's office and proposed a new way forward that will get officers fair pay now, while also allowing the city and police union to work together to protect accountability reforms the current proposed contract would give up.  

CPC to Host Teach-in on Proposed Police Contract

Oct. 23, 2018 - The Community Police Commission is hosting a community meeting and teach-in about the proposed police contract.

CPC Response to Memo by Councilmember Gonzalez

Oct. 22, 2018 - We appreciate Councilmember Gonzalez's commitment to carefully examine the impact of the proposed SPOG contract on the 2017 Accountability Ordinance. We are concerned, however, that the request for analysis from the Inspector General and the Office of Police Accountability Director misconstrues the CPC's position.

CPC Recommends City Council Rejects Proposed Police Contract

Oct. 17, 2018 - The Community Police Commission voted today to recommend the Seattle City Council reject the tentative contract with the Seattle Police Officer's Guild (SPOG). 

Proposed Police Contract Made Public

Oct. 15, 2018 - The tentative contract between the city and the Seattle Police Officer's Guild (SPOG) will be made public for the first time today. 

Statement on WA Supreme Court I-940 ruling

Aug. 28, 2018 - While the police reforms of I-940 are now in the hands of the voters, the Community Police Commission repeats its call for the Seattle Police Department to take action now to update its use of force policy.

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