This is the Seattle Community Police Commission's weekly newsletter. We know keeping up with all the news about police reform can be hard. So every week, we'll give you a digestible dose of it delivered right to your inbox.


We Need Your Help

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 will work. Read more.

Event this week: 

• April 11 (Thursday): NAACP community discussion on training in Kent


Court issues ruling on homlessness

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled police in Seattle and other western cities can't stop people from sleeping on public property unless there's space for them at a nearby shelter. 

According to the Seattle Times, homeless shelters in the city are usually full

Read more here. 


Improving police interviews 

The CPC, Office of the Inspector General, and Seattle Police heard from an expert about different techniques law enforcement internationally are using to conduct better police interviews. 

Not only does improving police interviews help investigators do their jobs, but it's a key component of keeping innocent people from being wrongly convicted. 

Read more:

• Innocence Project: 1 in 4 people wrongfully convicted but later exonerated by DNA evidence made a false confession


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