Safeguarding a culture of accountability within the Seattle Police Department

The Office of Police Accountability (OPA) has authority over allegations of misconduct involving Seattle Police Department (SPD) employees relating to SPD policy and federal, state, and local law. OPA investigates complaints and recommends findings to the Chief of Police. OPA is led by a civilian director and deputy staff, while its investigations are currently carried out by SPD sergeants.

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