police reform

Police budget
4:10 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Seattle Mayor Proposes Adding 100 New Officers Next Year

Seattle mayor Ed Murray says putting more police officers on the street will be one of his big-ticket budget priorities next year.

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Murray’s 2015 budget proposal seeks to hire 100 additional police officers, a move that would cost $3.3 million dollars over two years.

SPD is also developing new policing plans for specific neighborhoods based on its most recent data.

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole says she plans to hire some civilians for in-house positions so officers can be freed up.

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Police Reform
9:27 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Resignation Leaves King County Sheriff Oversight In Doubt

Charles Gaither, former head of the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight
Credit Courtesy King County

Efforts to implement civilian oversight of the King County Sheriff’s Office have faced a rocky path. Last week the first person ever to head the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight resigned.

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Police Reform
1:52 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

ACLU President On Ferguson: 'The Beginning Of Change Is Awareness'

A Seattle march in support of Michael Brown and the protesters in Ferguson, MO.
Flickr Photo/Joe Wolf (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with ACLU president Susan Herman about the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, following an officer shooting of an unarmed teenager.

Excessive Force Issues
2:51 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

How Police Reform Is Taking Shape In Portland

Portland, Oregon police car.
Flickr Photo/torbakhopper (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Portland Mercury news editor Denis Theriault about police reform at the Portland Police Department.

Week In Review
2:30 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Seattle Police File A Lawsuit, City Council Agrees On $15, And Ramtha The Racist

US Attorney Jenny Durkan said "I suspect that many of the people who signed it haven’t even read the use of force policy," in response to the Seattle Police Officers who filed a lawsuit against the reform policies.
Credit KUOW Photo/Patricia Murphy

Over a hundred members of the Seattle Police Department have filed a lawsuit against the federally-mandated reforms SPD has adopted. The Seattle City Council has come to an agreement on the minimum wage proposal.

Steve Scher recaps those stories and more news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, The Stranger's Eli Sanders, news analyst Joni Balter and LiveWire host Luke Burbank.

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Police Culture
3:36 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Are Police Departments Still Boys Clubs?

Former King County sheriff Sue Rahr in 2008.
Credit Wikipedia

Ross Reynolds talks to Sue Rahr about the issues women face as leaders of police departments. Rahr was the first woman to become elected as sheriff of King County in 2005 and served in that role until 2012.

On Monday Kathleen O'Toole was picked to be the the first female chief of the Seattle Police Department.

Seattle Police Department
2:48 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Chief Nominee O'Toole: 'I Don't Want To Just Tick Boxes'

'X' marks the spot. Kathleen O'Toole was announced as Mayor Ed Murray's nominee for Seattle Police Department chief.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle police chief nominee Kathleen O' Toole about her top priorities for leading the Seattle Police Department.

Police Chief Search
3:06 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

SPD Chief Candidate Has A Long Resume Of Police Reform

Former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole at a press conference in 2005. O'Toole is a candidate for Seattle Police chief.
Credit AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Ross Reynolds talks to Seattle Police Chief candidate Kathleen O'Toole about low-level crime enforcement and her experience working with the Justice Department. O'Toole is one of the three candidates for Seattle Police Chief. Mayor Ed Murray will announce his final decision on Monday.

Seattle Police Chief
2:59 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Chief Candidate Calls Seattle Police's Lack Of Technology 'Shocking'

In this file photo from 2005, then Phoenix police Lt. Frank Milstead describes the circumstances surrounding an arrest.
Credit AP Photo/Paul Connors

Ross Reynolds talks to Mesa, Arizona police chief Frank Milstead about the challenges he would face if he's chosen to be the next Seattle police chief. Milstead is one of three candidates vying for the position. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will announce his decision on Monday.

Seattle Police Chief
2:33 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Candidate For SPD Chief Was A Reformer In Eugene, Ore.

Ross Reynolds talks to Robert Lehner, the police chief in Elk Grove, California. Lehner is one of the three remaining candidates vying for the position of Seattle police chief.

Police Chief Search
3:15 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Seattle Police Chief Candidate Had Brief, Turbulent Career In Boston

Former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole at a press conference in 2005. O'Toole is a candidate for Seattle Police chief.
Credit AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Marcie Sillman talks with USA Today reporter Donovan Slack about former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O' Toole, who is a finalist to become Seattle's next police chief. Slack covered police and city hall at the Boston Globe from 2003 to 2011.

Top Cop
5:15 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

The Three Finalists For Seattle Police Chief

Three candidates remain in the running to become Seattle’s next police chief.

Search committee co-chair Ron Sims says the short list became shorter by one candidate after the committee gave the four original finalists a written exam, conducted reference and background checks, and did intensive site visits.

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Seattle Police Reform
3:20 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Why More Police Departments Are Under Scrutiny Today

Credit Flickr Photo/Brittney Bollay (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with police accountability expert, Samuel Walker, about the increased policing of the police. Walker is also the co-author of "The New World of Police Accountability."

Seattle Police Reform
2:55 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Community Police Commission Weighs In On Discipline

Credit AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey

Marcie Sillman talks with Lisa Daugaard, co-chair of the Community Police Commission, about the discipline system for Seattle police officers.

Police Reform
3:06 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Former Cop On SPD Reform: 'A Huge Insult To The Officers'

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Marcie Sillman talks with retired Seattle police officer Steve Pomper about why he thinks the federally mandated reforms to the Seattle Police Department are unnecessary.

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