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City of Seattle
Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Public Safety Committee: Job Assistance Legislation and Office of Professional Accountability Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/18/2012  9:54:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Vinh Tang, Councilmember Harrell’s Office, 206-684-8804

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell


Public Safety Committee: Job Assistance Legislation and
Office of Professional Accountability Director


SeattleAt tomorrow's Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee meeting,Councilmember Bruce Harrell will discuss legislation to increase public safety and job assistance through the reduction of criminal recidivism and why it is critical to improve the re-entry experience for those who have committed crimes and are rehabilitated.

The second agenda item will introduce the appointment process for Kathryn Olson, Director of the Office of Professional Accountability. The committee has made it clear that reconfirmation of the director will not be taken lightly, the process will be thorough, and achievements as well as deficiencies will be analyzed. Significant outreach to community members, civil rights organizations, law organizations and police organizations will be conducted in order to assist in the process of deciding whether or not to confirm. This committee discussion will focus on the community process and timeline. The official public hearing on Olson's appointment will be scheduled at an upcoming Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology committee meeting.

WHAT:
Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Council Chambers, second floor
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

WHO:
Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell
Councilmember Nick Licata
Councilmember Mike O'Brien

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