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Seattle Announces Police Reforms

March 30, 2012  | 

Pre-empting a meeting with Department of Justice officials, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on Thursday proposed a series of police reforms in response to a damning federal report that came after several high-profile incidents involving minorities.

McGinn and police Chief John Diaz outlined 20 initiatives to be implemented over 20 months that range from hiring more minority officers, training all officers on standards for use of force, developing protocol to make sure encounters don't escalate, and steps to address biased policing.

"As mayor, I will be holding police leadership accountable to achieve these changes," McGinn said at a City Hall news conference, adding that the initiatives outlined are meant to go beyond the federal concerns.

Read the Seattle Times' full story.

Related:

Seattle Chief: Agency Is 'Not Broken'

Feds: Excessive Force by Seattle Cops Is 'Systemic'

Tags: Seattle PD, Hiring Initiatives, Use-of-Force Policies, External Investigations


Comments (5)

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Edmonds @ 4/1/2012 3:16 AM

How does a department "develop protocol to make sure encounters don't escalate"? If only it was that easy. Sounds like they don't understand the work we do or it's a way to throw an officer under the bus if the city needs to.

Capt David-Ret LA County @ 4/2/2012 6:36 PM

I've been to Seattle. You see those big buses they have!

Det. Hanf - Ret. Seattle @ 4/2/2012 7:23 PM

I used to work for Seattle P.D. and believe me those big buses have a dual purpose!

Random @ 4/3/2012 12:33 AM

To Det. Hanf, I give only one question. Big buses party?

Dan @ 4/7/2012 1:41 PM

They obviously dont know how a traffic stop, field interiew or ANY encounter can go from friendly to deadly without an officer needing to do anything to provoke it. It looks like the mayor is trying to save his office and throw the cities protectors under those big buses.

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