The Seattle Police Department just published the results of its first court-ordered Disparity Report. It attempts to find out how much racial disparity existed in different aspects of the department’s police work, like use of force.[Read more…]
The Seattle City Council approved the appointment of eight new commissioners and the re-appointment of two others.[Read more…]
Federal Judge James Robart has set a status conference to discuss the City of Seattle’s compliance with the Consent Decree.[Read more…]
We posted on our blog last week telling you why we filed a brief in federal court about the Seattle police contract. Today, we want to give you a more in-depth look at one of the many major issues in the contract that weaken police accountability.
That weakness is the city’s abandonment of reforms to off-duty police work, often referred to as secondary employment.
That might not seem like a big deal, but just over a year ago it led to a serious controversy in the police department. [Read more…]