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    Federal Police Monitor to brief Council on new use of force policies

    City of Seattle FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/16/2013

    Councilmember Bruce Harrell

    Federal Police Monitor to brief Council on new use of force policies

    Seattle - Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Council's Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, will host Merrick Bobb and members of the Seattle Police Monitoring Team at committee this Wednesday. The Seattle Police Monitor will provide an update on the proposed use of force policies and other issues related to compliance with the Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Justice.

    Co-Chairs of the Community Police Commission will also brief Council on their policy recommendations and the work it is doing in the area of community engagement.

    WHAT: Briefing on proposed Seattle Police Department use of force policies at the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee

    WHEN: 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 18

    WHERE: Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 600 Fourth Ave, Seattle 98104

    WHO:
    Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell
    Councilmember Mike O'Brien
    Councilmember Nick Licata
    Merrick Bobb, Seattle Police Monitor
    J. Michael Diaz, Civil Rights Coordinator
    Thomas Bates, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, Department of Justice
    Lisa Daugaard, Co-Chair, Community Police Commission
    Diane Narasaki, Co-Chair, Community Police Commission

    [View in Council Newsroom]