Mayor’s letter orders police reform

Posted on December 23rd, 2011 by Sara


The following is a post from Mayor Mike McGinn’s blog:

The people of Seattle deserve a police force that fights crime in a way that is fair and equitable. We deserve a police force that is well trained and accountable for its actions. We deserve a police force that is respectful and professional in all areas, and worthy of the community’s trust. Meeting these demands requires a police department that is continually learning and improving, willing and able to implement reforms.

That means we must listen to criticism from everyone with a stake in the success of the Seattle Police Department. We have heard from the public and now the federal government that more must be done. We agree. Let us be very clear: we are committed to reform.

This process of change cannot wait. This morning, I ordered Chief John Diaz to begin implementation of reforms outlined in the Department of Justice’s report. We will also convene a public review panel to oversee the implementation of these reforms.

Additionally, based on our ongoing collaboration with the Department of Justice, we have also adopted the following reforms:

• On January 4, we will implement a system of consistent supervision of patrol officers which, as the Department of Justice recognized, should improve accountability of our officers.
• We have created a new Professional Standards Section.
• We have implemented improvements to the way we investigate use of force incidents, including a new Force Review Board and a Force Investigative team.
• We are undertaking a top-to-bottom review and rewrite of the department’s Policies and Procedures.
• We are in the process of revising and simplifying the Office of Professional Accountability’s classification system.

Chief Diaz and I expect our police force to be a national model of professionalism and accountability – that earns the respect of the people as it protects our communities from crime. We stand ready to work with the community and the Department of Justice to ensure Seattle has that department.


  • 谢谢啊ndt7zp这个是你原创的吗

  • 明天的这个时候辛卯年(兔)冬月三十 2011-12-24我还来顶你1zp11l

  • 明天的这个时候辛卯年(兔)冬月三十 2011-12-24我还来顶你8oe8ka

  • 谢谢啊g6mc6i这个是你原创的吗

  • 谢谢啊cs0yo0这个是你原创的吗

  • 5nd5jz明天你还会更新的吧 明天我在来

  • 为啥自己留言看不见j1pf1l哈哈j1pf1l

  • 哈哈,正在找呢辛卯年(兔)冬月三十 2011-12-24谢谢啊4yo4uk

  • Snarkbark

    This “politically correct” BS has got to stop. I for one want a TOUGH police force to send a message to criminals and hooligans. 
    We ask police to put THEIR lives on the line every day dealing with the defective elements in society so WE don’t have to. So asking them to “hold back” or be “more respectful” while dealing with thugs and crazies shows how weak minded we have become in our pursuit of being “more PC”.Why don’t we just hire librarians and have them go around and hand out citations and shake their fingers at thugs? “Stop that…you are not being a nice person”……

  • 明天的这个时候辛卯年(兔)腊月初一 2011-12-25我还来顶你l1rh1n

  • 明天的这个时候辛卯年(兔)腊月初一 2011-12-25我还来顶你mc6jz7

  • 谢谢啊7rh7nd这个是你原创的吗

  • 谢谢啊d3jz3f这个是你原创的吗

  • 2oe2ki剩下我一个人在原地留恋

  • yo4uk4可惜不是你 不让我留言

  • 谢谢啊7pfv7b这个是你原创的吗

  • 谢谢啊t7zp7v这个是你原创的吗

  • 0eu0aq明天你还会更新的吧 明天我在来

  • cs2yo2我在说给自己听

  • 谢谢啊9tj9pf这个是你原创的吗

  • 谢谢啊e6ka6o这个是你原创的吗

  • 明天的这个时候辛卯年(兔)腊月初二 2011-12-26我还来顶你c6iy6e

  • 明天的这个时候辛卯年(兔)腊月初二 2011-12-26我还来顶你8oe8ka

  • 谢谢啊7nd7rh这个是你原创的吗

  • 谢谢啊39fasu这个是你原创的吗

  • br7xn7我才发现 我早失落的 眼神

  • 无语 辛卯年(兔)腊月初二 2011-12-26 果断进驻前tj5pf5路过。。

  • fv1br1明天你还会更新的吧 明天我在来







copyright 2007 - 2011  Next Door Media website by: KILMERHANSEN Design