Councilmember Saka issues statement in support of Mayor’s independent review of allegations against SPD leadership

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1, Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee) released the following statement after Mayor Bruce Harrell announced an independent review of allegations against Seattle Police Department leadership:

“I fully support Mayor Bruce Harrell’s independent review.

I cannot comment on pending litigation. However, here’s what I can say: I am deeply troubled by reports of sexual harassment and gender discrimination that I have had discussions with officers at roll calls and have heard about as part of the 30 By 30 Report and through reports in the media. That type of behavior has no place in our police department.

As Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee, I plan to exercise my oversight authority to get to the bottom of these culture issues. To that end, I support the women on the force and plan to be in conversation about what we can do as a city to better support them,” said Councilmember Saka