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Flights and Rights tonight to focus on police accountability

Flights and Right's, ACLU-WA's free community series featuring important civil rights issues and free beer and other beverages, will focus on police accountability tonight. The panel will include two current CPC commisisoners, Rev. Harriett Walden and Isaac Ruiz, and former commissioner Jay Hollingsworth. 

Doors open at 6pm with presentation to follow at the KEXP Gathering Space. 


38 community groups pen letter to City about SPMA contract, in support of CPC

The letter, signed by groups including ACLU-WA, Seattle-King Co. NAACP, Seattle Women's Commission, and Seattle LGBTQ Commission, reads in part:

"Many of us who have worked on these issues for years in our communities partnered with the CPC in its work, as individuals and through our organizations. The reforms resulting from that work should be respected and valued, and the City must finally deliver on its promises to the community and to the Court that the reforms in the accountability law will, in fact, be fully implemented."


Round tables on disparity in policing

To participate, please RSVP with CPC Community Engagement Specialist Nick Christian. 
Call or Text: (206)430-0083 

The Seattle Police Department (SPD), in collaboration with the Community Police Commission (CPC), is requesting feedback from community about selected officer-community member interactions. 

The SPD intends to use this feedback to inform changes that could be made to training, policies, tactics, or general education. All with the goal of reducing racial disparity.

The SPD and the CPC are holding three, two-hour invitational community forums to review these cases –facilitated by community-focused Facilitator. In these meetings, a number of randomly selected cases will be discussed. Participants will review available body-worn and/or dashcam video, and read case notes to inform the discussion.

The meetings will take place from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108.

• September 24, 2019: African American Forum

• September 25, 2019: Asian/ Southeast Asian/ Pacific Islander Forum

• September 26, 2019: Native American Forum

• September 27, 2019: Latinx Forum


Thank you for making your voice heard!

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to last weeks public hearing ahead of contract negotiations with the Seattle Police Management Association (SPMA). The CPC is reviewing all the comments we heard and is now working to come up with recommendations to the City about what they should try to achieve in the next SPMA contract.

If you were not able to make it to the meeting, you can still make your voice heard. Click here to send the CPC your comments online. 


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