Federal Judge James Robart has set a status conference to discuss the City of Seattle’s compliance with the Consent Decree. This comes after he expressed concerns about the effect recently passed police contracts could have on the city’s [...]
The Seattle Office of Police Accountability (OPA), the civilian-led organization with the power to investigate policy and legal violations by Seattle Police employees, released their 2018 Annual Report Friday. It’s packed full of interesting [...]
Background Washington’s Initiative 940 was approved by voters in November with wide-ranging community support, but the journey to implement its police reforms isn’t over. Right now, you have a chance to have a say in how those reforms [...]
We posted on our blog last week telling you why we filed a brief in federal court about the Seattle police contract. Today, we want to give you a more in-depth look at one of the many major issues in the contract that weaken police accountability. [...]
The Seattle Community Police Commission submitted a brief today to Federal Judge James Robart about the City’s contract with the Seattle Police Officers Guild submitted by the Mayor and adopted by the City Council in November. Background In early [...]