FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/6/2014
Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Councilmember Harrell to host South Precinct public safety meeting
Seattle – Councilmember Bruce Harrell will convene a Special Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology committee meeting this Wednesday at the Southeast Senior Center to focus on public safety concerns in South Precinct neighborhoods.
"Because of the most recent shootings in the Central District and at Rainier and McClellan, I have organized this special meeting to review the recent violence we have experienced and examine what immediate actions we can take moving forward," said Councilmember Harrell, chair of the Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee. "This meeting will drive the discussion to find solutions."
The Seattle Police Department will present data regarding police staffing, crime statistics, response time to priority one and priority two calls, calls for police service, and police service hours. Additionally, the Rainier Beach Operations plan will be presented, which addresses problems around South Shore K-8 School and safety at Sound Transit’s Othello and Rainier Beach Stations.
"The presence of the community and input at this meeting will be invaluable," added Councilmember Harrell.
Councilmember Harrell has invited the following representatives:
- Harry Bailey, Interim Chief of Police, Seattle Police Department
- John Hayes, Captain, South Precinct, Seattle Police Department
- Steve Strand, Lieutenant, South Precinct Operations, Seattle Police Department
- Mark Solomon, Crime Prevention Coordinator, Seattle Police Department
- Ken Cummins, Chief, Sound Transit Police
- Matt York, East Precinct Liaison, City Attorney’s Office
Discussion on recent public safety incidents in South Seattle; Define and implement solutions
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 7
Southeast Seattle Senior Center
4655 South Holly Seattle, WA 98118