Sunday, April 20, 2014

Public hearing on Seattle's police accountability system

Public Hearing on Seattle’s Police Accountability System
Tuesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

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 5:30 p.m. in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers. Sign-up sheets for public comment will be available at 5:00 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.

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