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Consultants hired by Mayor scheduled to be at next public CPC meeting

The CPC will meet with new consultants hired by Mayor Jenny Durkan to assess Seattle's police accountability system during its regular meeting in Downtown Seattle on Wednesday, July 17th to 

The meeting will be open to the public and is scheduled to be 9 am to noon in City Hall, Room 370.  While other business will be discussed, we anticipate conversations with the consultants taking up most of the meeting.  


Latest on police shooting in International District

Seattle Police have released body camera video and the 911 calls from the July 3 police shooting in the International District. The woman who was shot is recovering at Harborview. 

The video shows the officers ordering the woman to stop moving then shooting her after she threw an object police say was a gun. 

The Office of Police Accountability and Office of the Inspector General were at the scene during the investigation that night, as is standard protocol. Investigators from the King County Sheriff's Office were also there. 

Read the Seattle Police Department's press release here. 

Read the latest Seattle Times article here.


ICE used facial recognition to comb through state driver's license databases

New reports show Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officials used facial recognition technology to analyze millions of people's drivers license photos in two states, and at least tried to in Washington. 

Governor Jay Inslee released a statement yesterday saying "no outside agencies have access to Washington's Department of Licensing database. We take seriously the responsibility to be as protective as possible of every Washingtonian's data. Our state agencies are not immigration agencies and we will not allow agencies like ICE to unlawfully use our resources."

Read the New York Times story here.


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