Chief O’Toole on Force Review Board Compliance

As noted today in the Federal Monitor’s filing, the Seattle Police Department’s Force Review Board (FRB) was found to be in initial compliance with Consent Decree requirements. This signals a major step forward and underscores the SPD’s commitment to reform and accountability. In particular, I’d like to recognize the tireless efforts of Assistant Chief Lesley Cordner and Captain Greg Caylor who have provided exceptional leadership while overseeing the evolution of the FRB. Also, I want to thank Board members who perform the very difficult, but most important task of assessing serious use of force incidents.

We will continue to work collaboratively with our Federal partners and the Monitoring Team to enhance public trust and further professionalize the SPD.