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Federal Police Monitor to Brief Council on Police Reform Progress

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/15/2014

Councilmember Bruce Harrell

Federal Police Monitor to Brief Council on Police Reform Progress

SeattleCouncilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology committee will host Federal Police Monitor Merrick Bobb and members of the Seattle Police Monitoring Team at committee this Wednesday. The Settlement Agreement requires the Federal Monitor to issue reports every six months detailing compliance and implementation of the Settlement Agreement.

The committee will also hear from Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) Director Pierce Murphy regarding cases closed during the months of January-March and receive an officer staffing update from the Seattle Police Department.

Councilmembers also intend to vote on Resolution 31535, affirming the Council’s intent to consider, in good faith, ways to address public comments regarding how to strengthen the City’s police accountability system.

WHAT:
Federal Police Monitor Merrick Bobb Briefing and action on police accountability

WHEN:
2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16

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

WHO:
Seattle City Councilmembers
Merrick Bobb
Police Monitoring Team
Pierce Murphy
Seattle Police Department

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