FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/15/2014
Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Federal Police Monitor to Brief Council on Police Reform Progress
Seattle – Councilmember 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.
Federal Police Monitor Merrick Bobb Briefing and action on police accountability
2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16
Seattle City Hall
Council Chambers, Second Floor
600 Fourth Ave, Seattle 98104
Seattle City Councilmembers
Police Monitoring Team
Seattle Police Department