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
Seattle – City 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.
Public Hearing on renewal of Seattle Police Officer’s Guild (SPOG) Contract
6 p.m., Tuesday, April 22
Council Chambers, 2nd floor
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104
Seattle City Councilmembers
Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB)