Mayor Murray Statement on Court Hearing Regarding City’s Progress in Fulfilling Federal Consent Decree

Mayor Ed Murray released the following statement about today’s Federal Court hearing regarding the Consent Decree:

“Today Judge Robart affirmed that the Seattle Police Department, under the leadership of Chief O’Toole, is making significant progress on police reform, rebuilding community trust and becoming a national model for urban policing.

“The direction today from Judge Robart was clear: any reforms must align with the consent decree and be approved by the Court. As planned, I will be working with the Department of Justice, Federal Monitor, CPC, labor unions and City Attorney to achieve meaningful reforms to our civilian oversight system and improve accountability.”