Tonight was an important night for police reform in Seattle. The Community Police Commission approved a set of strong recommendations that would radically reform Seattle’s police accountability system. Among other things, the recommendations would establish a powerful inspector general and a permanent community police commission to provide community input so that police services are delivered in a lawful and nondiscriminatory manner and are aligned with community values and expectations.
Read the CPC recommendations.
Seattle has a long way to go to make these recommendations a reality. But tonight we should honor and give thanks to the many unsung heroes whose years of advocacy in our city are bringing us to this moment, including my co-commissioners and our amazing staff.
An article by David Kroman over at Crosscut.com, “As nation erupts, Seattle moves toward police reform.”
Amy Radil at KUOW reports, “Longtime police watchdogs cheer as Inspector General comes to Seattle.”