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    Public Hearing on Seattle’s Police Accountability System

    City of Seattle
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/17/2014

    Council President Tim Burgess
    Councilmember Bruce Harrell

    Public Hearing on Seattle’s Police Accountability System
    Tuesday, Apr. 22, 6 p.m. in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers

    SeattleCity Council and the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) will jointly host a public hearing on the effectiveness of the City’s police accountability system on Tuesday, Apr. 22, at 6 p.m. (note revised time) in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers. Sign-up sheets for public comment will be available at 5:30 p.m.

    As directed by Ordinance 122809, adopted in 2008, the hearing will provide a forum for elected officials to hear directly from the public before the City begins labor negotiations with the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild (SPOG). The comments from the public hearing will help inform deliberations on the upcoming negotiations.

    The hearing will be a joint meeting of the Council’s Labor Policy Committee and Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee.
    WHAT:
    Public Hearing on renewal of Seattle Police Officer’s Guild (SPOG) Contract

    WHEN:
    6 p.m., Tuesday, April 22

    WHERE:
    Council Chambers, 2nd floor
    Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

    WHO:
    Seattle City Councilmembers
    Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB)
    General Public

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