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Council News Release

6/10/2014  4:10:00 PM

Vinh Tang, Councilmember Harrell's Office, 206-684-8804
Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Bruce Harrell

Councilmember Harrell to Host Public Forum on Police Chief Nominee

Seattle - Councilmember Bruce Harrell will convene a public hearing in the community this Wednesday evening to hear feedback regarding Police Chief nominee, Kathleen O'Toole. O'Toole was nominated for Chief of Police by Mayor Ed Murray on May 19, and her appointment is subject to Council confirmation.

Each member of the public will have up to two minutes to address the committee, and public comment sign-up sheets will be available at 5:00 p.m. Councilmembers will continue their round of questions and review written answers from Ms. O'Toole over the second half of the committee meeting. The committee will also introduce the draft letter of expectations from Council. The Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee will reconvene the following day, Thursday, June 12, to complete the confirmation process and vote on her confirmation. Full Council is expected to vote on the nomination on June 23.

Councilmember Harrell is also accepting feedback by phone and email at or (206)684-8804.

Public Hearing on Seattle Police Chief Nominee, Kathleen O'Toole

5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 11

New Holly Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave. South, Seattle WA 98118

Seattle City Councilmembers
Mayor's Office

Council's Police Chief Confirmation Website

Upcoming critical dates for the Police Chief Confirmation:

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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