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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Court asked to overturn arbitrator's ruling on police misconduct cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/21/2011  11:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kimberly Mills  (206) 684-8602


The City Attorney’s Office on June 21 asked King County Superior Court to reverse an arbitrator’s ruling in May that requires the City to withhold from the public the names of Seattle police officers who have been disciplined for misconduct.

“The Arbitrator’s decision misinterprets the relevant collective bargaining agreement in a manner that requires the City to violate the explicit, well-defined, and dominant policy regarding open access to records under the Washington Public Records Act (or PRA), RCW Ch. 42.56,” the petition states.

The petition, which you can read here, will be heard by Chief Civil Judge Laura Inveen at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday June 29.

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