OIG's New Sentinel Event Review

OIG is committed to providing independent civilian police oversight that hears community demands for change and meaningfully incorporates community concerns, questions, and input into our work. In this transformational time, OIG is, in partnership with community and law enforcement, undertaking a Sentinel Event Review of the Seattle Police Department response to the 2020 mass demonstrations.

Send us your Sentinel Event Review comments

Community input is a critical part of the Sentinel Event Review Process. We want to hear from you. For example:

  • What are your biggest concerns about how the 2020 protest events unfolded?
  • Which issues, policies or police tactics do you think should be the highest priority for the Sentinel Event Review panel to examine?
  • How would you like to see major protest events handled in the future?
  • Any other Sentinel Event Review comments you want to share.

Email us at oig@seattle.gov

>>SER Updates and Announcements...

Latest OIG News:

  • July 28, 2022 - Attached is the report of an independent investigation of OIG OPA review functions. This work was initiated last summer after OIG staff noted potentially deficient work on the part of an OIG staff member. An immediate internal check was done which confirmed the initial concern. An independent investigator, Michael Gennaco of the OIR Group, was engaged by OIG to conduct an external review of the issues discovered by staff, including a detailed examination of the sufficiency of work by the employee and a review of the functioning of that unit. In addition to having an accurate accounting of the deficient work, it was important to understand how this situation was able to occur, so that OIG could institute systemic safeguards against future situations that could impact public trust.
  • July 13, 2022 - OIG has been made aware of a fraudulent letter purporting to be from “Lisa A. Judge, Washington State Auditor and Inspector General”. That office does not exist and the letter misrepresents Seattle Inspector General Lisa Judge. A sample of the letter can be found hereThis is not a legitimate correspondence from the City of Seattle Inspector General. If you have information about this matter or receive communication of this sort, please feel free to reach out to OIG, and to contact the Washington State Office of the Attorney General and/or the FBI to make a report.
  • May 18, 2021 - Seattle Office of Inspector General issues letter to Chief Diaz about minor traffic offenses.