OPA released this report--as directed by City Council--concerning SPD's use of less-lethal tools.

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Our staff continues to process complaints filed through our website, via email, and on our voicemail, although there may be some delays.

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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 supervisors, while its investigations are carried out by a mix of SPD sergeants and civilian investigators.

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