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Council News Release

6/3/2014  2:50:00 PM

Vinh Tang, Councilember Harrell's Office, 206-684-5334
Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Bruce Harrell

Council to discuss confirmation of Kathleen O'Toole as Police Chief

Seattle - Councilmember Bruce Harrell will convene a Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology committee meeting this Wednesday to begin discussion of the appointment of Kathleen O'Toole as Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department.  O'Toole was nominated for Chief of Police by Mayor Ed Murray on May 19, and her appointment is subject to Council confirmation.

O'Toole will provide introductory remarks and speak on her background and experience, followed by the initial round of questions from Councilmembers.

Council's initial questions for Seattle Police Chief Nominee, Kathleen O'Toole

2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 4

Seattle City Hall
Council Chambers, Second Floor
600 Fourth Ave, Seattle 98104

Seattle City Councilmembers

A public hearing and additional committee meetings will be held at the following dates and times to discuss and take action on the appointment:

Wednesday, June 11, 5:30 p.m. at New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave South, Seattle WA 98118)
Public hearing and Councilmember questions on O'Toole's appointment

Thursday, June 12, 3:00 p.m. in Council Chambers
Committee meeting and vote on confirmation

Monday, June 23, 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers
Full Council Final Action on confirmation

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