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.


Bessie Marie Scott becomes CPC interim Executive Director

The Community Police Commission has voted to designate Bessie Marie Scott as its interim executive director.

Current CPC executive director Fé Lopez has decided to step down to pursue an opportunity promoting racial equity in the legal field.

This is the first time the CPC has transitioned to a new executive director since being made permanent under the 2017 Accountability Legislation. 

Read more about the transition here. 

Read Fe's letter about the change here.


3 concerning statistics from the Seattle Police racial disparity report

The CPC is reviewing the report right now. While the results are mixed, our early analysis has identified some concerning disparities detailed in this blog. We’ll be analyzing these numbers in greater depth over the coming weeks.

Under the SPD’s bias-free policing policy, SPD is required to work with the Community Police Commission and the Office of the Inspector General to address disparity in policing. In light of these findings, we look forward to discussing what this collaboration could look like with SPD and OIG. 

Read the CPC's blog here.

Read the Crosscut article here.


Council holds hearing on plan to increase police patrols in seven neighborhoods

The City Council heard from the mayor's office and SPD about the plan today. The whole discussion should be available on later today. 


Meet a commissioner: Brandy Grant

Brandy Grant of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation just joined the CPC. Get to know some of her story by watching this video.


The CPC will present at the Ballard District Council tonight

The CPC has been invited to speak at the Ballard District Council meeting on tonight. The event starts at 7 pm at the Sunset Hill Community Club. 

Nick Christian, the Commission’s community engagement specialist, and Jesse Franz, the communication adviser, will be talking about the history of police reform in Seattle, the current police accountability system, and answering questions.

The meeting is open to the public. Time and location can be found below. For more information click here.


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