Seattle City Council Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee 7/31/19


>>>WELCOME TO 2019, IT IS 9:32 A.M. THIS IS A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GENDER EQUITY, SAFE COMMUNITIES, NEW AMERICANS, AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE. I’M COUNCIL MEMBER LORENA GONZALEZ. I KNOW MY TWO COLLEAGUES WILL BE JOINING ME AT THE TABLE A LITTLE BIT LATER. WHY DON’T WE GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED. THIS WILL BE A LITTLE AWKWARD BECAUSE I HAVE TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AND THERE’S NOBODY AT THE TABLE TO OBJECT, BUT NONETHELESS, I’M GOING TO ASK IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION THE AGENDA WILL BE ADOPTED. RESOUNDING SILENCE, HEARING NO OBJECTION, TODAY’S HEARING IS ADOPTED. THERE’S SIX ITEMS ON TODAY’S AGENDA. FIRST WE’LL DISCUSS AND VOTE ON COUNCIL BILL 119589. AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO THE CITY’S CRIMINAL CODE. SECOND THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION AND THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL WILL PRESENT THEIR MID YEAR REPORT AS REQUIRED BY THE 2017 POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE. FOLLOWING THAT THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL INTELLIGENCE REPORT ALSO REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE. THEN WE’LL BE HAVING A DISCUSSION AND TAKING A POSSIBLE VOTE ON RETIRING A COUPLE OF CLERK FILES RELATING TO THE SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF 2018 ANNUAL REPORT AND THE CHIEF OF POLICE AUDIT REPORT AS REQUIRED BY CITY ORDINANCES. LASTLY THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION WILL REJOIN US AT THE TABLE AND PRESENT THEIR 2018 ANNUAL REPORT. ALSO ONCE AGAIN AS REQUIRED BY THE 2017 POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE. BEFORE WE CONTINUE THE VERY FULL AGENDA, WE WILL DO WHAT WE ALWAYS DO, HOLD OUR REGULAR PERIOD OF PUBLIC COMMENT. WE HAVE NO ONE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. UNLESS THERE’S SOMEBODY IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WISHES TO GIVE A PUBLIC COMMENT, BUT DID NOT SIGN UP. BRIANNA THOMAS, YOU DO NOT COUNT. ANY OTHERS? SEEING NO ONE COME FORWARD, WE’RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CLOSE OUT THE PERIOD OF PUBLIC COMMENTS. WE’LL GO AHEAD AND BEGIN THE PROCESS OF GETTING INTO BUSINESS FOR THE DAY. SO I’M GOING TO HAVE ROXANA READ AGENDA ITEM ONE, THE DNA BILL. I WOULD INVITE THOSE FOLKS HERE TO PRESENT ON THE DNA BILL TO PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY UP TO THE COMMITTEE TABLE. THANK YOU. >>AGENDA ITEM ONE, COUNCIL BILL 119589, AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE SUBMISSION OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES FOR BRIEFING DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTE. >>THANK YOU, ROXANA. HI, GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. I DON’T THINK WE HAVE A POWER POINT. GREG, START WITH YOU, AND I WILL HAND IT OFF. WILL YOU DO AN INSTRUCTION AND THEN HAND IT TO THE OTHER PRESENTERS. >>GREG DOSS, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>REBECCA JOHNSON, PART OF YOUR LOBBYING TEAM IN OLYMPIA. >>DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY. >>KELLY HARRIS CHIEF OF CHROME DIVISION. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE WITH US. I KNOW THIS BILL HAS BEEN LONG IN THE MAKING, I’M REALLY EXCITED THAT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A DISCUSSION TODAY AND POSSIBLY VOTE IT OUT OF COMMITTEE. SO GREG, I’M GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO YOU TO WALK US THROUGH YOUR COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF ANALYSIS AND REPORT. >>COUNCIL BILL 1195890 WOULD CONFORM THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE TO STATE LAW FOR 10 SERIOUS OR SEX RELATED CRIMES THAT REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF DNA TO THE WASHINGTN STATE PATROL CRIME LAB. THERE’S A LIST OF THESE CRIMES IN YOUR STAFF REPORT. BY WAY OF BACKGROUND THE WSP CRIME LAB PROCESSED AND ENTERED INTO THE FEDERAL COMBINED DNA DATA BASE. ALL DNA FROM SEATTLE MISDEMEANOR OFFENDERS UNTIL 2014. IN 2014 THE CRIME LAB INFORMED THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE THAT IT WOULD NO LONGER ACCEPT DNA SAMPLES FROM SEATTLE BECAUSE SEATTLE ARE CONVICTED UNDER THE SMC CODE. NOW HAS 650 OF THEM STORED IN THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT’S EVIDENCE UNIT. IN A MOMENT THE LAW DEPARTMENT WILL TALK ABOUT THE LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS THAT NOW REQUIRE THE STATE PATROL TO ACCEPT THAT DNA EVIDENCE, AND PROVIDE SOME HISTORY OF THE ISSUE AND WHY THE BILL IS BEFORE YOU HERE TODAY. BEFORE I TURN IT OVER THOUGH, I SHOULD MENTION I CONTACTED THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL ABOUT PROCESSING OF THE 650 SAMPLES AND WHAT THEY HAD TOLD ME THEY HAVE A STATEWIDE BACKLOG, SO THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET TO ALL OF THOSE SAMPLES UNTIL NEXT YEAR. AS THEY ENTER THEM NIGHTLY IN FBI ALGORITHM TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY MATCH WITH ANY OF THE DNA IN THIS SYSTEM IF THERE IS A MATCHED LAW ENFORCEMENT, IMMEDIATELY IDENTIFIED. BUT AS I SAID THAT WOULD HAPPEN ON A PIECEMEAL BASIS OVER THE NEXT YEAR. WITH THAT I TURN IT OVER TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT UNLESS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. >>ACTUALLY BEFORE WE GET TO THE LAW DEPARTMENT, CAN I ASK REBECCA, CAN I ASK YOU TO GIVE A QUICK REPORT ON OR HOWEVER LONG YOU WANT TO TAKE TO GIVE US AN UPDATE ON SOME OF THE WORK THAT YOU PRIORITIZED ON BEHALF OF THE CITY AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS IN OLYMPIA THIS YEAR THAT’S SORT OF LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR WHY WE’RE TAKING THIS ACTION TODAY. >>YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU. SO THIS IS A CONVERSATION WE’VE BEEN HAVING IN OLYMPIA SINCE THE STATE PATROL MADE THEIR DECISION IN 2014, 2015, THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE PROCESSING DNA COLLECTED UNDER MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CONVICTIONS. IT’S AN ISSUE THAT WE WORKED WITH, THE COALITION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAMS ON STATE PATROL, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE, THE JUDGES, THE NUMBER OF OTHER CITIES. AND THE QUESTION THAT HAD BEEN HAPPENING IN OLYMPIA FOR SEVERAL YEARS IS WHETHER OR NOT THIS WAS AN ISSUE THAT COULD BE RESOLVED BY CITIES TAKING ACTIONS, HOPEFULLY THE ONE WE’RE GOING TO TAKE TODAY. OR IF IT NEEDED TO BE STATE ACTION. LAST SUMMER REPRESENT HAS BEEN A HUGE CHAMPION FOR THIS ISSUE FOR MANY YEARS. SUBMITTED A REQUEST FOR AN ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION, ASKING THE QUESTION OF IS THIS AN ISSUE THAT CITIES CAN SOLVE BY INCORPORATING THE RCW. OR MUST THE STATE TAKE ACTION. WE USUALLY GOT THAT ANSWER BACK IN THE MIDDLE OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION THIS YEAR, WHICH IS LATE FOR ACTION, BUT WE HAD SEVERAL CHAMPIONS INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVE GOODMAN, SENATOR PETERSON, JENKINS, MANY FOLKS CAME TOGETHER TO PUT INTO STATE LAW, A RECOGNITION THAT WE DO HAVE THE 650 SAMPLES SITTING ON OUR SHELVES. SO WITH THE STATE LEGISLATION AND WHAT THEY DO, SAY WE AND OTHER CITIES WHO ARE SIMILARLY SITUATED HAVE UNTIL I BELIEVE JANUARY TO CHANGE OUR LAWS, TO INCORPORATE THE RCWS AND THE STATE PATROL NOW HAS THE AUTHORITY TO TEST THOSE SAMPLES THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE. IT’S BEEN MANY YEARS OF CONVERSATIONS, I’M SO EXCITED TO HAVE THE SOLUTION ON THE HORIZON AND THERE REALLY ARE A NUMBER OF GREAT ORGANIZATIONS, I’M SURE I DIDN’T LIST ALL OF THEM. WE HAVE AN AWESOME ORGANIZATION A PART OF THE DISCUSSIONS AND PROBLEM SOLVING IN OLYMPIA AND HERE. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS FOR REBECCA BEFORE WE MOVE ON? GREG. I’LL HAND IT OVER TO OUR CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. >>WELL THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THIS BILL AS REBECCA MENTIONED, THIS IS PART OF THE PROCESS THAT WE’VE BEEN WORKING THROUGH IN OLYMPIA FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS SINCE THE CRIME LAB STOPPED ACCEPTING OUR DNA IN 2014. AFTER WE GOT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OPINION, WHICH IS REALLY NECESSARY TO CLARIFY FOR US WHETHER THIS COULD BE ADDRESSED AT THE CITY LEVEL OR THE STATE LEVEL, THEY DID WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIX OUR PORTION OF THE ISSUE. SO THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF WHAT THIS BILL ACTUALLY DOES, IT INCORPORATES CERTAIN STATECRIMES INTO OUR CITY CODE BY REFERENCE. EVERY CITY IN WASHINGTON IS REQUIRED TO HAVE ITS OWN CRIMINAL CODE. SEVERAL HUNDRED CITIES IN THE STATE AND THEY ALL WRITE THEIR CODE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENTLY. SEATTLE HAS TRADITIONALLY HAD A SEPARATE WRITTEN CODE THAT DOESN’T DO ANY INCORPORATION. BUT SINCE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE CLARIFIED THAT CORPORATION BY REFERENCE IS NECESSARY FOR MUNICIPAL DNA SAMPLES TO BE ACCEPTED BY THE CRIME LAB, WE NEED TO TAKE THIS STEP OF INCORPORATING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF STATE LAW INTO OUR CODE BY REFERENCE IN ORDER TO HAVE THE DNA SAMPLES ACCEPTED BY THE CRIME LAB. THAT’S WHAT THIS BILL DOES. NO SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO ANY CURRENT CITY CRIMES AND IT WOULD MAKE THESE CRIMES IDENTICAL IN TERMS OF THEIR ILLEGAL ELEMENTS IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND ELSEWHERE IN THE STATE. >>AND JUST REALLY QUICKLY BEFORE KELLY CHIMES IN. WE ARE ALSO NOT CREATING ANY NEW CATEGORIES OF CRIMES THAT CURRENTLY EXIST WITHIN MUNICIPAL CODE? >>CORRECT. THERE’S NO ACTUAL SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE. >>OKAY. >>KELLY COULD TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE PROCESS FOR HOW WE HAVE WORKED WITH THE COURTS AND THE CRIME LAB FOR SUBMISSION OF DNA AND WHAT THIS WILL ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE IN THE CRIMINAL DIVISION. >>GREAT. KELLY? >>THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO EXPLAIN HOW THIS WILL ALL CHANGE THINGS FOR THE RANK AND FILE ASSISTANCE WHO ARE TAKING THESE SAMPLES CURRENTLY. LIKE YOU DISCUSSED, NO SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO FIG IN THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE. TO CHANGE IN HOW WHAT WE NEED TO PROVE, NOT ADDING ANY ADDITIONAL CRIME CATEGORIES OR FENCES. JUST PROVIDES THE MECHANISM FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL TO BE ABLE TO ACCEPT THESE SAMPLES. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE STATE PATROL, THE JAIL, KING COUNTY JAIL, AND SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT TO REFINE THE PROCEDURES FOR HOW THIS IS DONE SINCE THIS BURDEN WILL NOW LARGELY FALL ON THE KING COUNTY JAIL FOR COLLECTION OF IN CUSTODY SAMPLES AND FOR SPD FOR OUT OF CUSTODY SAMPLES. WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THAT FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS SINCE THE STATE LAW CAME INTO EFFECT. AS WE KNEW WHAT THE CHANGES WERE COMING DOWN THE ROAD. BUT WITHOUT THIS CHANGE, IT WOULD ONLY LAST TO THE END OF THE YEAR. WE WOULDN’T HAVE A WAY FORWARD AFTER THIS. SO THIS HELPS US MOVE FORWARD WITH ONE PROCEDURE THAT WON’T CHANGE FOR THE FUTURE. >>AND WHEN YOU SAY THAT WE WOULDN’T HAVE A WAY TO MOVE FORWARD, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT MEANS IF WE DON’T PEAK THESE CHANGES, THEN AT THE END OF THE YEAR WE WOULD NO LONGER HAVE A REASON TO COLLECT DNA SAMPLES BECAUSE WE WOULD BE CREATING A BACKLOG AT THAT POINT? THAT MEANS SEXUAL ASSAULT KITS. GIVE ME A TYPE OF THING THAT WE’RE COLLECTING THAT WE WOULD NO LONGER COLLECT. >>WE WOULD NO LONGER BE ABLE TO CONNECT DNA FOR ANY OF THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMES THAT WE HAVE CONVICTIONS ON. ANY OF THE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CRIMES, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, STALKING, INDECENT EXPOSURE, A LOT OF THOSE CRIMES THAT WE DO NOW THAT WE ARE ABLE TO COLLECT SAMPLES ON AT THE END OF THE YEAR. IF THIS WON’T PASS, THERE WOULD BE NO WAY TO HAVE STATE PATROL ACCEPT THOSE INTO THE SYSTEM. AND SO THAT WOULD JUST GO AWAY FOR US, WHICH AS A PUBLIC SAFETY MATTER, QUESTION NOT HAVE HAPPEN. >>AND REMIND ME WHY WE CAN’T JUST TEST THEM OURSELVES. >>WELL THEY ARE ENTERED INTO A STATE PATROL DATA BASE, THE CODE SYSTEM. AND THAT IS THE SYSTEM THAONCE A SAMPLE IS COLLECTED, IT GOES IN. THE COMPARISON WE COULD NOT DO WITHOUT STATE PATROL BECAUSE THEY HOLD THAT INFORMATION. THE CITY DOES NOT HOLD THAT INFORMATION ITSELF. >>SO WE COULD TEST THEM, BUT IT WOULDN’T GET US VERY FAR BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE MARKERS BY WHICH TO COMPARE THE RESULTS TO. SO WE COULD HAVE DNA TESTING RESULTS, BUT WITHOUT SORT OF A COMPARISON IN TERMS OF THE DATA BASE. IT WOULD JUST BE INFORMATION WITHOUT A MATCH? >>RIGHT. WE’RE NOT REALLY TESTING OTHER THAN JUST ENTERING THESE SAMPLES INTO THE SYSTEM FOR A COMPARISON. >>GOT IT. >>UNLESS THERE IS A MODE TO COMPARE IT TO, WHICH THE STATE PATROL HAS CONTROL OF COLLECTING THEM WOULD MEAN NOTHING. >>OKAY. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS? OKAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK IN OLYMPIA. I KNOW IT’S BEEN SOMETHING YOU’VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR A LONG TIME. JUST OVERALL PRIVACY PROTECTIONS. ANY CONVERSATIONS COME UP DURING OLYMPIA ON MISUSE OF DNA? AND HOW USE IN THE FUTURE, ANY OTHER PERIDEX CONVERSATIONS THAT YOU’VE HAD ABOUT. >>THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. BECAUSE WE’RE NOT ADDING ANY NEW CRIMES AND THIS IS ACTUALLY JUST ALIGNING THE PRACTICE. THIS IS REALLY ALIGNMENT, LIKE PUTTING OUR SAMPLES INTO THE SAME CATEGORY AND TREATED THE SAME WAY AS ALL OTHER EVIDENCE COLLECTED UNDER STATE LAW OR OTHER MUNICIPAL CONVICTIONS TO DO THE SAME THING WE DO HERE. >>AND I KNOW IT IS AN IMPORTANT DISTINCTION. I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION. THE DNA COLLECTION THAT OCCURS IN THIS CONTEXT IS ALL POST CONVICTION. AND SO IT IS NOT, EVEN THOUGH I WOULD HAVE PRETTY SIGNIFICANT COCERNS ABOUT BOTH THE STATE BILL AND THIS BILL IF IT WAS A PRECONDITION, DNA COLLECTION AND COMPARISON MODE THAT COULD SORT OF BE USED IN MULTIPLE WAYS. WE AVE SEEN MANY EXAMPLES OF HOW THOSE ABUSES HAVE COME TO PLAY AND THAT HAVE REALLY RESULTED IN JUST REALLY BROAD BREACHES OF PEOPLE’S PRIVACIES. WE CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO PLAY INTO THAT SYSTEM OR HAVE THAT KIND OF A SYSTEM, BUT FOR ME THE FACT THIS IS POST CONVICTION, IT IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF IT. AND WE DID HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CIRCULATE THE BILL AND WITH JOHN’S HEALTH, HE CREATED A REALLY HANDY PAGE AND A HALF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE BILL THAT WE WERE ABLE TO CIRCULATE TO SOME KEY STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDING WASHINGTON AND OTHERS AND ALL OF THEM CAME BACK SAYING THEY HAD NO SUBSTANTIVE COMMENTS ON IT. AND SO I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO SORT OF STRUCTURE THIS CITY’S VERSION OF THE BILL IN A WAY THAT DOESN’T MODIFY THE STANDARDS THAT WERE ADOPTED AT THE STATE LEVEL, WHICH IS WHERE THE CONVERSATION AND THE STRUGGLES ARE REALLY OCCURRING AROUND SOME OF THE PRIVACY ISSUES AND THE OTHER ASPECTS RELATED TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. DID I OVERSTATE ANYTHING? >>NO, THAT’S PERFECT. KELLY, DID YOU WANT TO CHIME IN? >>AND THESE SAMPLES, THEY’RE NOT ONLY JUST FOR, YOU KNOW, FOR FINDING FUTURE CRIMES, BUT THEY’RE ALSO USED TO EXONERATE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WRONGLY CONVICTED OF CRIMES, THAT THESE ARE IN THE STATE DATA BASE. AND SO IT SERVES A DUAL PURPOSE. THE NATIONWIDE, THERE’S BEEN INCIDENTS WHERE DNA WAS COLLECTED. IT SHOWED SOMEONE WAS WRONGLY CONVICTED. IMPORTANT FOR BOTH OF THOSE REASONS THAT WE HAVE THESE SAMPLES IN THE SYSTEM. >>OKAY. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? AND THEN JOINING US JUST NOW AT THE TABLE IS COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO. SO WE WILL GIVE HIM A MINUTE TO CATCH UP HERE. I’M NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE ANY SUBSTANTIVE QUESTIONS ON THIS PARTICULAR COUNCIL BILL. WE’RE STILL ON AGEND ITEM ONE. ALL RIGHT, SO I DON’T HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS. I WANTED TO ACTUALLY THANK REBECCA AND A LOT OF THE SEXUAL ASSAULT ADVOCATES AND FOR ALL THE WORK YOU HAVE BEEN DOING OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS OR SO. FIVE OR SIX YEARS ON REALLY TAKING THIS ISSUE SERIOUSLY. I KNOW IT TOOK A REALLY LONG TIME AND THERE ARE MANY VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS WHO I HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO DIRECTLY ABOUT WHY THEY BELIEVE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR THE CITY TO TAKE FORWARD. CERTAINLY THINK IT IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE STATE LEVEL. I KNOW MANY OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS I’VE TALKED TO GAVE SOME VERY POWERFUL TESTIMONY DURING THIS LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION THAT REALLY CHANGED MINDS AND HEARTS ON WHY THIS WAS, THIS BILL WAS NECESSARY. REALLY WANTED TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TO REPRESENTATIVE ORWELL WHO HAS BEEN A TRUE CHAMPION ON THESE ISSUES. AND I THOUGHT HER FORESIGHT IN REQUESTING AN OPINION FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE WAS BRILLIANT AND I KNOW LAST YEAR WE HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT POTENTIALLY PASSING THIS BILL THROUGH AND I HAD CONCERNS ON WHERE THAT WAS NECESSARY OR NOT. I APPRECIATED HAVING THE BENEFIT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICES OPINION ON THAT ISSUE THAT THIS IS ACTUALLY NECESSARY IN ORDER TO MOVE THIS PRACTICE FORWARD AT THE CITY LEVEL, AND SO REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF THAT AND I APPRECIATE THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE WORK ON THIS ISSUE. JOHN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPENDING SO MUCH TIME WITH US, WALKING US THROUGH THE INITIAL CONCERNS, AND ULTIMATELY DRAFTING THE BILL AND MAKING SURE WE HAVE THAT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, SO WE CAN DISTILL SOMEWHAT DENSE, YET NOT SUBSTANTIVE BILL WITH OUR STAKEHOLDERS WHO HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS ISSUE VERY CLOSELY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORK. GREAT, OKAY. IF THERE ARE NO OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, I’M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CALL THIS ONE FOR A VOTE SINCE IT WAS LISTED AS SOMETHING THAT THERE COULD BE A POTENTIAL VOTE AND FEELS TO ME AS THOUGH IT IS READY TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE FULL COUNCIL. SO I’M GOING TO MOVE THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND THE CITY COUNCIL PASS COUNCIL BILL 119589. >>SECOND. >>ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS? OKAY, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. >>AYE. >>OKAY, ANY NOES? NO EXTENSIONS, THE MOTION CARRIES AND THE COMMITTEE WILL RECOMMEND TO THE FULL CITY COUNCIL THAT IT PASS COUNCIL BILL 119589. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE WITH US THIS MORNING. REALLY APPRECIATE IT. ALL RIGHT, SO WE’RE GOING TO MOVE TO AGENDA ITEM 2, WHICH WE WILL BE HEARING FROM THE CPC AND THE OIG ON THEIR MID YEAR REPORT. I’M GOING TO INVITE THOSE PRESENTERS TO MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE TABLE, I WILL HAVE ROXANA READ AGENDA ITEM TWO INTO THE RECORD. >>AGENDA ITEM 2 COMMUNITY POLICE EXCISION HAD AND OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, MID YEAR REPORT FOR BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION. ALL RIGHT, GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING WITH US. SO WE HAVE A FULL SET OF PRESENTERS TODAY. SO I WILL GO AHEAD AND ASK YOU ALL TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND THEN GREG, DO YOU HAVE PRELIMINARY COMMENTS ON THIS ONE? THEN HAD WE’LL HAND IT OVER TO YOU ALL TO TAKE US THROUGH THE PRESENTATION. SO JUST QUICK ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS. WE’LL START WITH YOU, GREG. >>GREG DOSS, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>BESSIE SCOTT, INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION. >>EMMA, COMMISSIONER CO-CHAIR. >>GOOD MORNING, LISA JUDGE, INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. >>GOOD MORNING, OFFICE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY. >>ANDREW MEYER, DIRECTOR OF OFFICER POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY. >>GREAT EXTENT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE WITH US. WILL YOU KICK US OFF, BESSIE? >>SURE, THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE THIS MORNING. THANK YOU FOR LETTING US PRESENT AND THE OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP. WE’RE HERE TODAY BECAUSE OF THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. THROUGH THE TIRELESS WORK OF COMMUNITY AND MANY OF YOU, THE LANDMARK POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE WAS PASSED JUST OVER TWO YEARS AGO. THE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE USES THE POWER OF TRANSPARENCY TO FOSTER ACCOUNTABILITY. THROUGH SUBCHAPTER 4, MECHANISMS TO SUPPORT ACCOUNTABILITY AT SECTION 3.29.400 OF REPORTING A POTENTIAL MISCONDUCT IN POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ISSUES, IT DOES THIS BY DIRECTING THE CPC AND THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL TO PRESENT MID YEAR REPORTS TO THIS COMMITTEE ABOUT THE STATUS OF OUR ORGANIZATIONS, RECOMMENDS TO SPD AND THE TIMELINESS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT’S RESPONSE. WE’RE HERE TO DO THAT TODAY. WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE THE PROGRESS WE’VE MADE IN ACCOUNTABILITY. TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE HAVE ALL FOUR AGENCIES INCLUDING THREE CIVILIAN LED ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS SITTING HERE TODAY. CPC, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, AND THE OFFICE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AS WELL AS THE CITY OF POLICE DEPARTMENT. THIS HAD PIERRE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS MAJOR PROJECTS BY THE ACCOUNTABILITY OVERSIGHT ENTITIES, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND IMPLEMENTATION STATUS BY SPD. WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO WORK IN THIS PARTNERSHIP. I’M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO CODIS CO-CHAIR EMMA CATAGI. >>GREAT. GOOD MORNING. SO I WILL START AN INTRODUCTION OF THE FOUR PRONGS OF OUR ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM. THE CPC IS THE COMMUNITY VOICE IN THE POLICE REPORT PROCESS. OIG IS THE CIVILIAN AND PROVIDES SYSTEMIC REVIEWS OF SPD AND THEIR POLICIES. OPA IS A MIX OF CIVILIAN LED AND SWORN OFFICERS HANDLING INVESTIGATIONS OF POSSIBLE POLICY VIOLATIONS BY SPD EMPLOYEES. SPD IS ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND PROVIDE PUBLIC SAFETY. >>CAN SOMEBODY CLICK THE BUTTON ON THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION? >>I WILL BE THE LOVELY ASSISTANT FOR THIS PROCESS. >>THANK YOU. THAT’S ALL RIGHT. OKAY, IF THERE IS A TEAM SO FAR IN 2019, IT’S COLLABORATION. THE FOUR PRONGS OF THAT ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER MANY ISSUES. WE’VE CONVENED QUARTERLY MEETINGS WITH SPD, CPC, OPA TO DISCUSS OUR COMMON DISCUSSIONS. MOSTLY INVOLVED CREATING CROSS AGENCY TEAMS, OIG. CPC, OPA, AND SPD ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER IN IMPROVING POLICE INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES. THE OPA AND SPD HAVE WORKED TOGETHER TO CREATE A NEW SYSTEM TO BETTER ADDRESS MANAGEMENT ACTION RECOMMENDATION, WHICH ARE PROPOSED POLICY CHANGES INITIATED BY OPA. OKAY. SO THE COLLABORATION INCLUDES A LOT OF WORK IMPLEMENTING INITIATIVE I-940. I940 PASSED WITH 60% OF THE VOTE IN NOVEMBER. IT INCLUDES MANDATE FOR MORE TRAINING, INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF PROVISIONS OF SERIOUS AND CREATED A GOOD FAITH STANDARD IN WASHINGTON. ONE BIG THING LEADING TO THE AIRPORTS TO IMPLEMENT I-940 IS THIS PIECE. I’M SORRY. SO THREE SOLUTIONS TO THAT ACCOUNTABILITY LEGISLATION. COUNCIL ASKED THE CPC TO EXPLORE WAYS OF CONDUCTING INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION TO SERIOUS AND DEADLY USES OF FORCE. WE CONVENE THE SERIOUS USE OF TASK FORCE IN MAY OF 2018. IT IS THE STAFF AND FUNDED THROUGH THE CPC. THE TASK FORCE IS MADE UP OF COMMUNITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS. CPC, OIG, OPA, SPD, AND OTHER SYSTEM PARTNERS. THE TASK FORCE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE AT THE LAST MEETING ON AUGUST 16. THEY ALREADY AGREE ON THE STATEMENTS OF THE VALUES ON THE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION POST I-940. THAT RECOMMENDATION WILL BE CONSIDERING VOTING IN AUGUST INCLUDED, BUT NOT LIMITED TO INCLUDING SUPPORT TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY POLICE USE OF FORCE. HOW TO CONDUCT INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION WITHOUT RELYING ON OTHER POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND WAYS POLICE AND CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT AGENCIES CAN COME TOGETHER IN THE AFTERMATH OF SERIOUS AND DEADLY USES OF FORCE TO ASSIST WHAT HAPPENED, AND TO SEE IF THERE ARE POLICY OR TRAINING POLICIES THAT NEED TO BE PUT IN PLACE THAT COULD HAVE AVOIDED IT. AGAIN THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE IN THE STAGE. WE EXPECT FOR THEM TO BE VOTED ON AUGUST 16. AND BESSIE, JUMP IN ON ANYTHING I MISSED, OKAY. AND SO THE CPC HAS ALREADY PARTIES TATED IN THIS STATEWIDE EFFORT TO FILE THE TRAINING PRACTICES WITH I-940. THE WASHINGTON CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION ORGANIZED THOSE EFFORTS. THE CPC PARTICIPATED IN OTHER GROUPS TO GIVE COMMUNITY INPUT. OKAY. >>THANK YOU. SO DURING THE PROCESS WE HELP SUGGEST LAND BY LAND REVISION TO THE RULES AND THEIR CONSIDERATION. HELP CREATE AN OUTLINE FOR THE 200 OR SO HOURS OF TRAINING REQUIRED BY I-940. WE HELPED PEOPLE TO GET THEIR INPUT TO THE TRAINING COMMISSION ONLINE PUBLIC COMMUNITY PORTAL. WE ALSO HELP PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INCARCERATED. GIVE THEIR INPUT BY COLLECTING THEIR COMMENTS AND BRINGING THEM TO THAT TRAINING COMMISSION. THEIR FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE WITH ARREST AND THE SYSTEM GAVE VALUABLE INSIGHT. WE ALSO HELP INFORM COMMUNITY GROUPS WITH OUR EXPERIENCE PARTICIPATING IF CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING. THE NEW WERE APPROVED BY THE TRAINING COMMISSION LAST JUNE. WE’RE NOW PARTICIPATING IN A SIMILAR TRAINING COMMISSION LED PROCESS ABOUT HOW INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD WORK IN WASHINGTON. THE CPC IS PARTICIPATING WITH SPD, OPA, AND OIG IN THIS PROCESS. SO FAR THERE’S BEEN THREE MEETINGS BETWEEN KEY STAKEHOLDERS. WE HOPE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN THE STATEWIDE RULES. THE TRAINING COMMISSION PLANS TO HOST A PUBLIC MEETING IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO. THEY EXPECT TO RELEASE THEIR ROLES SOMETIMES IN SEPTEMBER. OKAY. CONSENT DECREE COMPLIANCE. THE CPC HAS PUT A LOT TO OUR CONSENT DECREE COMPLIANCE, LARGELY AROUND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY REFORMS AFTER POLICE CONTRACTS WERE APPROVED. IN FEBRUARY WE SUBMITTED TO THE COURT WITH OUR CONCERNS ABOUT HOW CONTRACT COULD IMPACT POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY. IN MAY THE COURT HELD A CONFERENCE. WHILE IT DID FIND SPD IN COMPLIANCE WITH TEN AREAS OF THE CONSENT DECREE, THE COURT FOUND SEATTLE OUT OF COMPLIANCE ON THE AREA OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY. THE COURT ORDERED THE CITY TO WORK WITH THE DOJ, MONITORING TEAM, AND CPC TO IDENTIFY THE GAPS AND WEAKNESSES THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED IN THE DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM. SINCE THEN THE MAYOR’S OFFICE IS GETTING AN EXTENSION FROM THE COURT AND HIRED A GROUP OF OUT-OF-STATE CONSULTANTS. COMMUNITY GROUPS, MANY OF WHICH WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE CONSENT DECREE, BEING ENACTED HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERNS WITH THE MAYOR’S DECISION. THE MAYOR’S CONSULTANT PLANS TO FILE THEIR METHODOLOGY FOR THEIR WORK WITH THE COURT THIS COMING AUGUST 15. OKAY. THE CPC — >> YOU’RE DOING GREAT, EMMA. >>THANK YOU. THE CPC IS ALSO FOCUSING ON ADDRESSING DISPARITY AND POLICING. SPD RECENTLY COMPLETED A REPORT CALLED CODE AND CODE, DESPITE THE REVIEW PART ONE. OIG AND CPC INDEPENDENTLY HAVE ALL WAITED. SPD’S METHODOLOGY AT THE REVIEW. AND THAT REPORT FINDS PEOPLE OF COLOR WERE MORE LIKELY TO BE PRESSED BY SEATTLE POLICE THAN WHITE PEOPLE. AND THAT’S DESPITE THE FACT SUBJECTS OF COLOR WERE LESS LIKELY TO BE FOUND WHEN PRESSED BY WHITE PEOPLE. PEOPLE OF COLOR WERE ALSO MORE LIKELY TO HAVE FIREARMS POSTING AT THEM. SPD BIAS, POLICING POLICY DISCUSSION, REQUIRING CPC AND OIG TO FIND WAYS TO INTRODUCE DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACTS. THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE BETTER DESEGREGATING THE DATA IF FUTURE DISPARITY REVIEWS. WE ENCOURAGE SPD TO FIND WAYS TO UTILIZE THEIR SOON-TO-BE HARD COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS TO HELP REDUCE DISPARITY. WE ASKED SPD TO ENGAGE IMPACTED COMMUNITIES ABOUT DISPARITY. FINALLY WE RECOMMENDED SPD LEADERSHIP CREATE A PLAN TO ADDRESS DISPARITY. SINCE THEN THE CPC AND SPD HAVE PARTNERED TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO HOLD CONVENING, WHICH WILL ENGAGE IMPACTED COMMUNITIES IN THIS PROCESS BEFORE SEPTEMBER. WE’RE WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE FOCUS GROUPS TO REVIEW INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SPD AND THE COMMUNITY AND GAIN INSIGHTS FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT HOW INTERACTION COULD HAVE GOTTEN BETTER. SPD HAS SAID IT IS PREMATURE TO DISCUSS CHANGES TO PRACTICES. THEY WANT TO SEE THE RESULTS FROM PART II OF THIS REPORT, WHICH THEY WILL HAVE MORE DATA. INITIAL RESULTS FROM PART II ARE SCHEDULED TO BE AVAILABLE IN LATE OCTOBER. OKAY, WE HAVE A NEW ONE, OFFICER WELLNESS. CPC IS FOCUSED IN THE WAY TO INCREASE OFFICER WELLNESS. RECRUIT AND RETENTION. CPC HAS BEEN DOING ASPECT OF THIS WORK FOR A WHILE AND RECENTLY RECOMMITTED THE EXPLORING THIS INTENTIONALLY — SORRY, WITH THE CREATION UPON OFFICER WELLNESS WORK GROUP. THERE ARE TWO PARTS TO THIS WORK. THE THINGS CPC WILL BE DOING IN PARTNERSHIP AND THE THINGS WE’LL BE LOOKING AT INDEPENDENTLY. AS FAR AS PARTNERSHIPS, CPC, SPD, OIG, AND OPA HAVE ALL BEGUN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOW WE SHOULD APPROACH THIS WORK JOINTLY. THE CPC AND SPD LEADERSHIP HAVE ALSO BEEN IN CONTACT ABOUT THE NEEDS. IN REGARDS TO MENTAL HEALTH AND RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION. THEY HAVE ASSIGNED EXCISIONERS TO DETERMINE THE SCOOP AND GUIDE OF THIS WORK. OTHER PRIORITIES, WHILE WE’RE GIVING YOU SOME HIGHLIGHTS, WE’RE WORKING ON MUCH MORE. WE HAVE ASSIGNED COMMISSIONERS TO THE LIAISON FOR THE CPC IN THOSE COMMUNITIES. WE’VE FINALIZED CPC 101. A PRESENTATION WE’VE BEGUN GIVING IN COMMUNITIES TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT SEATTLE’S ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM. WHERE SHE ALSO FOCUSED ON YOUTH ENGAGEMENT BY PARTNERING WITH OPA AND SPD TO GO TO CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL, WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE TO HELP THEM BECOME FAMILIAR WITH POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY. POLICE PRACTICES. WE’VE BEEN FOCUSING OVERSIGHT OF POLICE SURVEILLANCE AND THE COMMUNITY OFFICER PROGRAM. THE CPC IS ALSO LOOKING AT WAYS WE COULD CREATIVELY ADDRESS THE HATE CRIME OUR AREA IS SEEING. WE ARE WORKING WITH SPD TO IMPROVE THEIR PUBLIC PROCESS AND GAIN MORE INSIGHTS ABOUT 911 DISPATCH. WE’RE ALSO SENDING SOME COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF TO SPD’S CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING. COLLABORATION. WE’RE WORKING WITH OUR ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS TO OFFER SOME TRAININGS, TAKING TRAUMA TRAUMA INFORMED APPROACHES IN THIS WORK. IN THE FINAL STAGES OF IMPLEMENTING POLICY TRACKING DATA BASE, TO CREATE TRAINING FOR OFFICERS TO GIVE THEM MORE INSIGHT. THIS IS ALL ON TOP OF BIG CHANGES HAPPENING WITHIN THE CPC. CPC WILL SOON BE MAKING A CHANGE TO CHOOSE A PERMANENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. EIGHT NEW COMMISSIONERS WERE ALSO JUST APPOINTED TO THE CPC, SO WE HAVE BEEN FOCUSING AND HELPING THEM TO GET TO TIS WORK. AND SO I’M GOING TO HAND IT OFF TO THE OIG. NOW WE HAVE BEEN DOING WORK IN PARTNERSHIPS ESPECIALLY AROUND POLICE INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR COLLABORATION GOING FORWARD. >>I WILL IS A, BEFORE YOU KICK OFF, THIS SEEMS LIKE A GOOD POINT FOR US TO PAUSE IN THE EVENT THAT ANY OF US COLLEAGUES HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR FOLLOW-UP COMMENTS OR THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION WHO ARE AT THE TABLE. WE HAVE A QUIET AUDIENCE. USUALLY YOU GET A HOT BENCH, BUT NOT TODAY. I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WORK BEFORE YOU MOVE ON. I KNOW IT IS, THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF TRANSITION HAPPENING OVER AT THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION, AND THERE ARE A LOT OF DEMANDS ON YOUR TIME. AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO COME HERE AND SHARE WITH US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOUR WORK. I DON’T HAVE ANY FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS ON IT BECAUSE I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE CPC AND STAFF OF THE CPC ON THIS VERY REGULAR BASIS. SO I’M FAMILIAR WITH ALL THE THINGS YOU’RE DOING AND I’M GRATEFUL FOR THAT ONGOING PARTNERSHIP. IT’S MEANINGFUL FOR ALL THE WORK WE’RE ABLE TO DO ON THIS HAD CITY COUNCIL. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU, THANK YOU, EMMA. GOOD MORNING MADAM CHAIR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS. I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT THE WORK THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL IS DOING. BEFORE I GET ROLLING ON THE SUBSTANTIVE PART OF MY PRESENTATION, I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND REALLY EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE FOR THE PARTNERSHIP THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCED IN BUILDING THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL. WE HAVE BEEN OPEN FOR BUSINESS A LITTLE OVER A YEAR NOW AND THE COLLABORATION AND THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT WE HAVE ESTABLISHED WITH OPA, CPC, AND THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVE JUST BEEN INVALUABLE IN SETTING UP OUR OFFICE, GETTING OUR OPERATIONS RUNNING. ALSO, I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE COMMUNICATION THAT’S MANDATED IN THE ORDINANCE THAT’S BUILT IN FOR QUARTERLY PARTNER MEETINGS. THESE MEETINGS, IT’S A GREAT WAY TO HAVE STRUCTURE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE WORK WE DO TOGETHER. WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO AS PARTNERS IF BETWEEN THOSE MOMENTS ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE REALLY GOOD TO BUILD ON OUR OPERATIONS, SO WE ARE WORKING IN CONCERT, NOT DUPLICATING WORK OR COMPLICATING THE WORK WE’RE ALL DOING. I JUST WANTED TO PRESS MY REMARKS WITH THAT A LITTLE BIT. AND SO MY OFFICE HAS REALLY THREE MAIN FUNCTIONS, A POLICY AND BEST PRACTICES FUNCTION, AN AUDIT FUNCTION, THE MEET AND POTATO OF OUR OFFICE, AND THEN A COUPLE OF FOLKS THAT ENGAGE IN OPA OVERSIGHT. THEY DO CONFLICT INVESTIGATIONS FOR ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT INVOLVING OPA MEMBERS AND PROVIDE INPUT ON CLASSIFICATION OF COMPLAINTS AND CERTIFICATION OF OPA INVESTIGATIONS. SO I WILL TALK IN DEPTH A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THOSE IN A FEW MOMENTS, BUT I WANT TO START BY HIGHLIGHTING A JOINT PROJECT THAT WE HAVE ONGOING WITH CPC, SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND OPA IN TERMS OF WORKING TO INNOVATE, INTERVIEW PRACTICES WITH THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. I THINK MY OFFICE BECAUSE WE DO SOME INVESTIGATIONS IN THE OFFICE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ARE ALSO PARTNERING IN THE WHAT COMES OUT OF THIS. IN INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION PRACTICES FROM THE U.K. WHO USE THIS SCIENCE-BASED, I’M SORRY, NOT ADVANCING MY OWN SLIDES PROPERLY NOW. I THOUGHT I WAS REALLY HITTING MY STRIDE. I DID NOT. USING EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH THAT’S BEEN DONE IN THE AREA OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION IN MEMORY OF INTERVIEWING AND USING THAT INFORMATION TO BUILD A PROGRAM THAT IS INTERNAL TO SEATTLE, SO THEY COULD CREATE THEIR OWN POLICIES AND TRAINING PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ONGOING TRAINING FROM OFFICERS COMING OUT OF THE ACADEMYTO GET SOME KNOWLEDGE ON HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH RESIDENTS AND THOSE INVOLVED WITH THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION TO SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT DETECTIVES WHO NEED SPECIAL TECHNIQUES AND KNOWLEDGE. SO IT’S PRETTY EXCITING PROJECT AND IT HAS BEEN COLLABORATIVE, SO I’M APPRECIATIVE OF EVERYBODY WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THAT AND HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THESE PROJECTS AS WE’RE TALKING. I WANT TO START A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE WORK OUR POLICY POLICIES HAVE DONE, JUST IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE WE AS THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL ENGAGE IN OUR OWN EDUCATION, SO THAT WHEN WE DO AN ANALYSIS OF THE PROCESS, WE ARE COMING AT IT FROM A PLACE OF KNOWLEDGE. SO ONE OF THE PROJECTS JUST COMPLETED AND WE HOPE IS ASSISTIVE TO OUR PARTNERS AND THE STAKEHOLDERS IS A COMPLETE MAPPING OF THE ENTIRE DISCIPLINARY INITIATIVE ALL THE WAY TO ANY SORT OF ARBITRATION PROCEDURES THAT WILL GO ON. AND WHO GET TO PLAY A RULE IN THE OPA, SPD, INCLUDING MANY ASPECTS OF THEIR ASPIRATIONS TO HELP US OUT. THE SEATTLE POLICE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, THE CITY ATTORNEY’S LABOR RELATIONS FOLKS AND THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND THE KING COUNTY PROSECUTOR. SO WE HAVE A LOT OF COLLABORATION TO MAKE SURE THIS MAPPING PROCESS IS ACCURATE AND IT HAD THE BUY IN OF ALL OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE COMPLAINT PROCESS. AND THIS GRAPHIC HERE UP ON THE BOARD IS A VERY GENERAL MAP OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS. AND EACH ONE IS BROKEN DOWN AND COMES WITH THEIR OWN VERY DETAILED GRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF THE PROCESS ITSELF. THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ANYBODY WHO WOULD FIND THAT ASSISTIVE IN THEIR WORK. >>AND SO I THINK I REALLY WANT TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE AND SORT OF COMMEND YOUR STAFF’S WORK ON THIS PARTICULAR ASPECT. I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE BRIEFED ON THE WORK PRODUCT AND I WAS ALSO REALLY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR RECEPTIVENESS TO DOING THE WORK IN THE FIRST PLACE. WHEN THEY CAME OUT AROUND THE OFFICER. >>YES. SEEING IT LIKE IT WAS LISTED ON THE FILE. RESULTS CAME BACK IN TERMS OF THE ARBITRATION PROCESS. I WOULD HAVE A SERIOUS AND ONGOING CONCERNS ABOUT HOW OUR SYSTEM WAS SET UP IN A MANNER THAT MIGHT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO BOTH THE DELAY IN THE PUBLIC RELEASE OF THE RESULTS OF THAT ARBITRATION, BUT ALSO JUST UNDERLINING CONCERNS ABOUT THE SUBSTANCE OF THE ARBITRATION AND HOW WE ENDED UP IN THAT PARTICULAR RESULT AND HAD REACHED OUT TO YOUR OFFICE ABOUT DIGGING INTO THIS BODY OF WORK TO GIVE US A BETTER SENSE OF WHAT THE OVERALL DISCIPLINARY PROCESS IS AND ALL ASPECTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY THERE IN YOUR OFFICE AND REALLY DUG INTO THIS WORK. DID A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK AND PRODUCED SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS EASILY DIGESTIBLE, THAT IS GOING TO BE HELPFUL TO US AS POLICYMAKERS IN IDENTIFYING ADDITIONAL REFINEMENTS TO THIS PARTICULAR PROCESS THAT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO US AND INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO THE PUBLIC TO MAKE SURE WE’RE GETTING IT RIGHT AND NOT PROMOTING A SYSTEM THAT IS GOING TO ERODE PUBLIC TRUST IN OUR DISCIPLINE AND APPEALS PROCESS. WHEN A CHIEF OF POLICE DOES ACTUALLY, IN FACT, FIND THAT DISCIPLINE IS MERITED. AND THAT’S WHAT THIS IS GOING TO BE REALLY HELPFUL PARTICULAR TO THOSE OF US WHO WERE ON THE LABOR POLICY COMMITTEE WHO ARE GOING TO BE ASKED TO CONSIDER ONCE AGAIN HOW TO MODIFY AND NEGOTIATE WITH THEIR POLICE ON THESE PRECEASE ISSUES. SO THANK YOU FOR THE WORK AND FOR COLLEAGUES, YOU ALL IF YOU HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO HAVE THE BRIEFING OR TO SEE THE MAPPING OF THE DISCIPLINARY PROCESS AND REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THOSE DOCUMENTS. AND I’M SURE IT TOOK A COUPLE OF HOURS FOR YOU TO PRINT THESE GRAPHICS OUT FOR US, BUT REALLY STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DIG INTO THIS INFORMATION. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. AND THE MOST BRILLIANT PART IS THE OIG, THEY WOULD GET THAT CERTIFICATION FROM ALL THE DIFFERENT ENTITIES WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE DISCIPLINARY PROCESS AND SEEING THIS WAS AN ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF THEIR PIECES OF THE PROCESS. SO I HAVE A HIGH LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE THIS IS ACCURATE AND ACCURATE AND FAIR DEPICTION OF WHAT THE SYSTEM IS, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>I APPRECIATE THE REMARKS. I APPRECIATE THE ACKNOWLEDGE OF THE HARD WORK OF MY OFFICE, THE STAFF REALLY DID GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO PRODUCE SOMETHING THAT’S BOTH DETAILED AT A LEVEL AND ACCESSIBLE TO MOST FOLKS. FOR THOSE OF YOU LIKE ME WHO AREN’T PROCESS DRIVEN PEOPLE. MY OFFICE IS VERY HAPPY TO COME IN AND DO A BRIEFING FOR YOU AND WALK YOU THROUGH ALL OR ANY OF THE ASPECTS OF IT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE AND WE WILL PROVIDE ANY TRAINING OR EXPLANATION THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO ANYBODY. SO THANK YOU. I’D LIKE TO SAY ALL OF THE MATERIALS THAT WE HAVE PRODUCED ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE. >>SO THESE MATERIALS AND THE REPORTS THAT I’M ABOUT TO TALK ABOUT ARE AVAILABLE THERE AS WELL. OKAY, SO LET’S GET INTO AUDITS AND ASSESSMENTS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING TODAY IS TO ADVISE YOU ON THE STATUS OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS AS THESE ARE IN PROGRESS. THERE WON’T BE THAT PORTION OF THE SHOW. BUT IT WILL HIGHLIGHT THE WORK THAT WE’VE GOT ONGOING AND THEN I’LL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE REPORTS THAT WE HAVE COMPLETED FOR YOU. AND SO AS YOU KNOW AUDITS ARE REALLY THE BACKBONE OF OIG’S ACCOUNTABILITY WORK. THE WAY WE DECIDE ON PROJECTS TO AUDIT IS WE PRIORITIZE AREAS OF PUBLIC INTEREST AND THEN WE DO A RISK-BASED ANALYSIS TO REALLY TRY TO DIG INTO THE POTENTIAL FOR HARM THAT MIGHT RESULT IF THESE AREAS ARE GOING WITHOUT ATTENTION AND THE LIKELIHOOD OF THAT HARM. SO WE’VE GOT A MATRIX THAT WE USE TO LINE UP THE PROJECTS AND PRIORITY ORDERS WHEN WE TAKE THEM. THE ONES WE HAVE ONGOING RIGHT NOW AND ONE IS FINISHING TODAY AND WILL BE FILED WITH THE COURT LATER THIS AFTERNOON IS AN ASSESSMENT OF THE REVIEW BOARD. THAT CAME AS PART OF THE SUSTAINABILITY EFFORT AND THE PREVIOUS AUDIT WAS DONE BY SPD. BUT SINCE THERE HAS BEEN SOME ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT OIG WILL LARGELY FOLD INTO THE FUNCTION THAT HAS BEEN DONE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND IN TERMS OF ONGOING SYSTEMIC OVERSIGHT WILL FALL TO OIG. WE HAVE BEGUN TO FOLD INTO SOME OF THOSE PROCESSES, CONDUCTING AN AUDIT IN THE COURT PAPERWORK, BUT IT’S NOT AN AUDIT IN TERMS OF STANDARDS. SO WE ARE CALLING IT AN ASSESSMENT IN THESE MATERIALS. IT WILL BE CALLED AN AUDIT IN THE COURT FINDINGS. AND SO THAT IS FAIRLY COMPREHENSIVE. NOT ONLY AT THE REVIEW BOARD MEETINGS THAT WERE ATTENDED IT SPRING. THERE WAS A SUBSET OF THEM THAT WERE IDENTIFIED BY THE MONITOR AND DOJ, BUT ALSO A LOOK BACK AT THE TRAINING AND THE MEMBERS THAT THEY HAVE HAD INTERVIEWS WITH THE FOREST REVIEW MEMBERS AND OTHER THINGS TO PROVIDE SOME INFORMATION AND CONTEXT TO THE MAKE UP OF THE BOARD. HOW ITS OWN MEMBERS BELIEVE IT’S OPERATING. THAT WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO FOLKS WHO ARE ALSO BEGINNING A MUTUAL AID AUDIT. AND THAT HAS IN SOME WAYS TAKEN OUT A LITTLE BIT OF A LIFE OF ITS OWN BECAUSE THERE WILL BE SOME LOOK AT HOW IMMIGRATION POLICY IS FOLLOWED BY SPD OFFICERS WITH THEY’RE NOT OPERATING WITHIN A FORMAL SPD CHAIN OF COMMAND. SO THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS AND THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS AUDIT AT THIS POINT IS TO LOOK AT HOW SPDOFFICERS OPERATE HOW THEY ENGAGE WHEN THEY’RE WORKING WITH THE TASK FORCE WHERE THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE A FORMAL CHAIN OF COMMAND THAT WILL GET ORDINARY REVIEW LIKE THE WORK THAT’S BEEN REALLY CONCENTRATED ON BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND THE FEDERAL MONITORS. SO WE WILL LOOK AT THOSE OPERATIONS OUTSIDE THE CHAINS OF COMMAND. WE’RE GOING TO CONCENTRATE OUR EFFORTS ON THIS GO AROUND ON TOPICS THAT IMPACT CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING. SO WE’LL LOOK AT USES OF FORCE. HOW FORCE IS REPORTED AND INVESTIGATED IN OUTSIDE CHANCE OF COMMAND. HOW A PERSON’S MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS ARE DEALT WITH. WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT ADHERENCE TO SPD IMMIGRATION POLICY, AND HOW OPERATIONS INVOLVING FIRST AMENDMENT EXPRESS ARE HANDLED OUT THERE. SO THOSE ARE SOME OF THE TOPIC AREAS WE HAVE ON TAP AT THIS POINT. WE’RE STILL IN THE BEGINNING PHASES OF THAT AUDIT AND MEETING WITH EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS TO REALLY DEFINE OUR OBJECTIVES WITH THAT ONE. THE OTHER ONE THAT’S ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY IS AN AUDIT OF THE K-9 OPERATIONS. WE’RE IN THE SURVEY PHASE AT THIS POINT, WHICH BEGINS MEETING WITH STAKEHOLDERS. AND SO WHEN WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR YOU, I’M HAPPY TO PETE WITH YOU. >>ON THE AUDIT, DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF HOW MANY, I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAD THE TITLE IS, CHIEF, HOW DO I REFER TO THEM OTHER THAN JUST CANINES? DO THEY HAVE A TITLE OR SOMETHING? >>THE K-9 UNIT? THE HANDLERS? >>THE ACTUAL DOGS. >>THEY ALL HAVE DIFFERENT NAMES. >>HOW MANY OF THEM ARE THERE? >>OH, I’M NOT SURE. >>AT LEAST FIVE. >>YES, FOUR OR FIVE. THE DOG SNIFFING K9s, AND EXPLOSIVE BOMB SNIFFING. >>I’M SURE THEY DO. THEY SAY HELLO. THE CUTE ONES THAT WILL SHOW UP AT PUBLIC EVENTS. >>YES. I WAS JUST TRYING TO GET A SENSE FOR A LACK OF A BETTER PHRASE AND FOR THE INVENTORY WAS OF THE K-9s IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS. >>IT’S A LIMITED EVENT. I THINK IT’S AROUND 10 POSSIBLY. AND OUR AUDIT WILL FOCUS ON THE PATROL K-9 FUNCTION, NOT THE DETECTION FUNCTION. >>OKAY. OKAY. AND ALSO IF ANY OF MY COLLEAGUES HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TO FIG, I’M SAYING THAT I KNOW I’M RUNNING THROUGH THIS A LITTLE BIT QUICKLY. ANYTHING? >>WELL, IT WOULD REWIND AND IN REGARDS TO THE INTERVIEW TRAINING THAT WE WILL BE DOING. AND SO A LIMITED NUMBER OF DETECTIVES WENT THROUGH A RELATED TRAINING. THE PEACE MODEL. AND SO WE HAVE ALREAY BEGUN EFFORTS ON THAT AND I THINK THE OTHER TRAINING THAT’S COMING, THEY WILL BE COMING IN THAT YOU REFERENCED, THEY WILL REALLY BUILD ON THOSE EFFORTS. AND SPEAK TO SOMETHING DEPARTMENT WIDE EVEN, YOU KNOW, AND OBVIOUSLY WE’LL ROLL THIS OUT SLOWLY. BUT I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE A GOOD THING. >>OKAY, I WOULD JUST CHIME IN FOR THE K-9 WORK THAT LISA’S SYSTEM IS DOING, THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE DISCUSSED AND FLAGGED FOR BOTH THE DEPARTMENT, FOR THE DIG. I THINK WE HAVE THREE OR FOUR MANAGEMENT ACTIONS, NOW THE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT FLOWED FROM SOME K-9 CASES THAT WE SAW IN LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN REVAMP THE POLICY, TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE POLICIES AND PEAK SURE WE’RE CONSISTENT TO THE TRAINING POLICY AND ACCURATELY AND HOPEFULLY THAT’S STUFF THAT YOU WILL COVER WITH A NEW POLICY THAT’S COMING OUT. >>YES, IT HAS BEEN TOTALLY REWRITTEN AND THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE COURT TODAY WITH THE REST OF THE USE OF FORCE POLICY AND THEN BE ISSUED WHEN WE HEAR BACK FROM THE COURT. >>GREAT. >>AND LISA, YOUR AUDIT IS TAKING ALL THOSE MODIFICATIONS INTO ACCOUNT? >>IT IS. >>OR A TRUE AUDIT IN TERMS OF LOOKING BACK AND ONLY LOOKING BACK? >>AND THAT IS AN EXCELLENT QUESTION, MADAM CHAIR. >>I’M ALWAYS GOOD AT THOSE. >>THAT WILL BE SOMETHING WE DETERMINE IN THE SCOPE AND THE OBJECTIVES OF OUR AUDIT. BUT IT WILL CERTAINLY BE A LOOK BACK AT OPERATIONS. IN MAKING ANY RECOMMENDATIONS OR LOOKING AT WHAT SPD HAS ALREADY DONE TO REMEDY ANY SORT OF CONCERNS THAT WE MIGHT UNCOVER, THAT WILL CERTAINLY BE A PART OFIT, UNFOLDED INTO THE REPORT AND THE DISCUSSION. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. >>I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION WITH FEW OF OUR FORMAL AUDITS, THE SUBJECT OF THE AUDIT, WHICH IS GENERALLY SPD WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO FILE A REPORT ABOUT HOW THEY INTEND TO ACT ON OUR RECOMMENDATIONS IF THEY INTEND TO IMPLEMENT THEM OR NOT, SO THAT WILL BE A PART OF OUR FINAL REPORT AS THEIR RESPONSE. AND SO MOVING ON TO AUDITS AND THE ASSESSMENTS THAT WE HAVE COMPLETED. THE FIRST PROJECT THAT WE HAD IS AN INVENTORY GROUP THAT CAME IN AS A COMPLAINT FROM SOMEONE WHO MADE ALLEGATIONS THAT SPD HAD A NUMBER OF MISSING FIREARM AND OTHER INVENTORY. OUR AUDIT FOLKS DID A LITTLE INVESTIGATION AND THEY WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT, IN FACT, OVER THE COURSE OF A PERIOD OF A COUPLE OF DECADES, THERE WERE, IN FACT, EIGHT FIREARMS UNACCOUNTED FOR IN THEIR INVENTORY. WE IDENTIFIED A COUPLE OF PROCESSES THAT WERE LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. AND ONE IS FIREARMS THAT HAVE BEEN CONVERTED FOR SPD USE AND FOR PERHAPS BEING IN THEIR PROPERTY OR EVIDENCE THAT WE’RE NOT COMPLAINED BY SOMEONE WE’RE TURNED OVER AND MADE A PART OF THEIR PROPERTY WHERE WE ARE KEPT ON THE SEPARATE LIST AND THE REGULAR FIREARMS LIST AND SO THEY HAD NOT MARRIED THOSE LISTS UP YET. SOME OF THE THINGS THEY HAD UNCOVERED JUST AS WE WERE EMBARKING ON THE AUDIT AND THE ASSESSMENT. WE MADE THREE RECOMMENDATIONS. AND THEY AGREED TO TAKE STEPS TO RESPOND TO ALL THREE OF THOSE SUGGESTIONS THAT WE MADE. I’M NOT SURE IF YOU WANT DETAILS ON WHERE THEY WERE BECAUSE ALL OF IT HAD IS AVAILABLE. I THINK IN THE REPORTS THEMSELVES, DO YOU WANT TO GO INTO ANY DETAILS ON THAT? >>I DON’T THINK SO RIGHT NOW SINCE WE’RE TRYING TO KEEP IT GENERAL FOR TODAY. I KNOW THAT ON SOME OF THESE, WE MAY NEED TO MAKE SPACE FOR YOU AT A LATER DATE IN TIME TO COME BACK AND DO A REPORT OUT ON SOME OF THESE. >>PERFECT, OKAY. >>AND SO THE NEXT PROJECT WAS OUR FIRST FORMAL AUDIT, AN AUDIT THAT’S REQUIRED BY THE CODE. IT WAS SPD’S COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER 14.12 COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES. OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE INTELLIGENCE AUDIT. I’M NOT GOING TO REALLY TALK ABOUT THIS AT ALL BECAUSE WE’VE GOT TIME SET ASIDE. IF THERE IS EXTRA TIME, I’D LIKE TO RESERVE THAT FOR BY LEAD AUDITOR TO COME IN AND GO INTO DETAIL WITH YOU. UNLESS YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR QUESTIONS NOW, I WILL JUST MOVE ON. >>I DON’T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. >>OKAY. SO A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT OUR BEST PRACTICES RESEARCH. THIS IS ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION THAT WAS MADE TO CHIEF BEST LAST FALL THAT THEY IMPLEMENT SOME KIND OF PURE INTERVENTION PROGRAM, WHICH WOULD USE SOCIAL SCIENCE AND EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH ON THE BISTANDARD EFFECT, CREATE A PROGRAM TO TEACH AND TO GIVE OFFICERS TOOLS TO BECOME ACTIVE BYSTANDERS WITH EACH OTHER, AND ESSENTIALLY CREATE A DEESCALATION PROGRAM FOR OFFICERS TO HELP PEERS SORT OF STEP IN AND TO TAKE OVER WHEN PERHAPS THEY’RE HAVING A MOMENT TO HELP EACH OTHER AND TO BE EACH OTHERS KEEPERS IN THAT PROGRAM. MY OFFICE AND SOME MEMBERS OF SPD ATTENDED A TRAINING, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MAIN MODELS FOR THIS KIND OF PROGRAM. WE’VE AGREED WITH SPD THAT THEY WILL DEVELOP AN IMPLEMENT ON A PROGRAM, THE MOST EFFECTIVE PROGRAM WOULD BE ONE THAT’S BUILT BY THE LINE OFFICERS AND THE LINE SUPERVISORS BECAUSE THEY’RE REALLY THE BENEFICIARIES OF THIS KIND OF PROGRAM AND IT IS MORE MEANINGFUL. AND FOR IMPACTFUL IF IT COMES FROM THEM DECIDING WAYS TO HELP EACH OTHER OUT IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES WITH FULL SUPPORT. WITH THE CHIEF AND COMMAND STAFF. AND SO WE’RE GOING TO BE WORKING ON PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SPD AS THEY DEVELOP THAT PROGRAM. AND SO I REALLY THINK THIS ALSO FITS IN WITH OUR EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM AND OFFICER WELLNESS PROGRAMS EXPANDING. AND IT IS ALL PART OF THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THE OFFICERS AND THE SERVICE, THINKING ABOUT THE PUBLIC. >>YEAH, WE ARE REALLY VIEWING THIS AS AN OFFICER WELLNESS PROGRAM. IT IS ONLY EFFECTIVE IF IT IS NON-PUNITIVE. AND SO THAT’S ONE OF THE MAIN FACETS OF IT. IT’S GREAT. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? GREAT. MY POLICY AND BEST PRACTICES FOLKS HAVE ALSO DONE SOME WORK WITH SPD’S AUDIT AND POLICY RESEARCH SECTION TO TRY TO IMPROVE THEIR PROCESSES. THEY WORKED ON A PROCESS FLOW AND IMPROVEMENT WITH HOW POLICIES FLOW THROUGH THEIR SECTION IN TERMS OF REVISING SPD POLICIES, REWRITING THEM, GENERATING NEW ONES. WE HAVE DISCOVERED THERE WERE SOME CHOKE POINTS IN AREAS WHERE A POLICY MIGHT MOVE ALONG IN THE REVISION OR ADOPTION AND THEN GET JAMMED UP SOMEWHERE. SO OUR FOLKS HAVE WORKED WITH SPD TO MAP OUT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT PART OF POLICY DEVELOPMENT, MAYBE SOME TIME FRAMES THAT ARE ACCEPTABLE INVOLVED IF THOSE AND A WAY TO MANAGE POLICIES AS THEY FLOW THROUGH THE SYSTEM, SO IT’S MORE EFFECTIVE. THE WORK WE’RE DOING WITH SPD’S INTERNAL AUDIT AND POLICY SECTION IS INTENDED TO HELP THEM BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT AND ACT AS A FORCE MULTIPLIER FOR OIG. A SMALL OFFICE WITHOUT TOO MANY RESOURCES, OUR STAFF IS FAIRLY SMALL. TO THE EXTENT WE COULD HAVE SPD PROVIDING INTERNAL LOOKS THAT GIVE US ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT’S ASSISTIVE TO BOTH SPD AND OIG. AS I MENTIONED, WE HAVE THREE AREAS OF OPERATION AND THE LAST ONE I’M GOING TO TALK ABOUT IS OUR AUDIT FUNCTION. IN ADDITION TO AUDIT AND POLICY WORK, WE HAVE AN OVERSIGHT RULE REGARDING HOW COMPLAINTS ARE TAKEN IN AND HANDLED BY THE OFFICE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY. LARGELY WE DETERMINE IF OPA HAS APPROPRIATELY CLASSIFIED SOMETHING FOR INVESTIGATION. AND IF THEY HAVE THOROUGHLY OBJECTIVELY AND ACCURATELY DONE AN INVESTIGATION OF THAT. SO I JUST WANT TO AT THIS POINT REALLY COMPLIMENT ANDREW AND HIS STAFF FOR HELPING US ALONG IN IT PROCESS AND HELPING US TO REFINE THE WAYS WE WORK TOGETHER. I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT ACTION AND STUFF. BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY THE COLLABORATION THAT YOU’VE EXTENDED TO US HAS BEEN INVALUABLE TO US AND I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. AND SO OUR PURPOSE THERE IS TO IMPROVE THE TRANSPARENCY OF OPAS, OPERATIONS, TO MAKE SURE WHAT THEY’RE DOING IN TERMS OF INVESTIGATION, INTERVIEW OF MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS IS APPROPRIATE FOR COMMUNITY TRUST AND EFFECTIVE OPERATION. SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ASKED THE FORMER OPA AUDITOR WHO IS A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE BEFORE MY OFFICE WAS IN OPERATION WAS TO PROVIDE A FINAL REPORT ABOUT HIS OBSERVATIONS OF OPA AND THEIR OPERATIONS AND THAT IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE. BUT WHAT THE PREVIOUS OPA AUDITOR NOTICED WAS A MARKED IMPROVEMENT IN PROCESSES AND OPERATION OF THE OFFICE OF OPA WITH DIRECTOR TAKING OVER THE HELM. AND SO WE USED THE OBSERVATIONS THAT MR.FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ HAD BOTH IN TERMS OF WHAT SEEMED TO BE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, WORKING WELL WITH ORBS PA, AND AREAS THAT PROGRAMS, YOU KNOW, STILL NEED CONTINUED ATTENTION. SO WE HAVE REALLY BUILT THOSE INTO OUR APPROACH TO HOW WE PROVIDE OVERSIGHT TO OPA. I’M HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROCESS OR LET YOU COMMENT, ANDREW, ANYBODY. >>WHAT YOU’RE SAYING, OBVIOUSLY, MR. RODRIGUEZ ISN’T HERE, BUT OBVIOUSLY WE THANK HIM FOR ALL THE WORK HE DID WHEN HE WAS THE AUDITOR AND ANN LEVINSON BEFORE HIM. MANY OF THE SUGGESTIONS THAT O HAS MADE, WE O HAD O HAS MADE. >>AND THAT IS ALL THAT I’VE GOT. I’M GOING TO TURN IT OVER, SO WE COULD TALK ABOUT HIS OPA MANAGEMENT ACTION EFFORTS WITH SPD. >>AND SO I THINK WE HAVE THE SAME GROUP IN OUR LAST OPA PRESENTATION. ONE THING, THE ABILITY THAT OPA HAS IS BASICALLY A POLICY RECOMMENDATION THAT FLOWS FROM AN INVESTIGATION. SO IT COULD ARISE IN A CASE WHERE MAYBE THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT WENT WRONG, BUT IT’S DUE TO A FAULTY POLICY OR A FAULTY TRAINING OR AT LEAST OPA’S PERCEPTION OF THE FAULTY POLICY AND TRAINING. SO WHAT I COULD DO IS MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE DEPARTMENT TO CHANGE POLICY TO CREATE A POLICY TO AMPLIFY TRAINING IN A DEPARTMENT AND THEN CONSIDER THAT RECOMMENDATION. AND TO CHIEF CORONER’S GREAT PLEASURE. I AVE ISSUED PROBABLY 60 OF THEM IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. IT WAS A PRETTY, YEAH, YOU’RE WELCOME, RIGHT. IT WAS A PRETTY NONSTREAMLINE PROCESS WHEN WE FIRST STARTED. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IS I WOULD WRITE UP MY CASE FINDINGS AND WRITE OUT IN A LETTER BASICALLY AND SEND IT TO THE CHIEF AND SAY COULD YOU PLEASE ADDRESS THIS. BUT WE HAD NO DATA BASE, REALLY NO RECORDS GOING BACK AND FORTH. IN THE LAST YEAR I WOULD SAY, MONIQUE WHO HAS BEEN THE LEAD FROM OPA ON THIS WITH KATHY AND FROM SPD HAVE BEEN WORKING TO CREATE NOT JUST A DATA BASE, A WORKING DATA BASE FOR THESE RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT ALSO A PROCESS OF SHARING THEM. SO IT’S NOT THIS PAPER PROCESS GOING BACK AND FORTH NOW. IT’S ALL DONE THROUGH OUR DATA BASE. SO IT’S GREAT, IT’S STREAMLINED, MAKING THINGS EASIER TO RECEIVE AND RESPOND TO RECOMMENDATIONS. >>THE GREAT THING ABOUT IT WHEN IT GETS ASSIGNED WITHIN THE DATA BASE. ONE PERSON OWNS IT AT ANY ONE TIME. SO YOU CAN TRACK IT VERY EASILY. AND THEN ALL THE INFORMATION THAT HAPPENED IS IN THERE. >>THE OTHER GREAT THING, I’LL LET MONIQUE DISCUSS IT BRIEFLY, BUT THE OTHER GREAT THING AGAIN, BEING THAT IT’S IN A DATA BASE, IT’S SORTABLE AND TRACKABLE AND DOESN’T DISAPPEAR. IF CHIEF CORONER LEFT TOMORROW OR IF I LEFT TOMORROW, THERE’S STILL A RECORD OF WHAT WAS RECOMMENDED AND WHAT WAS DONE. FOR CONTINUITY PURPOSES, THAT’S INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. MONIQUE, DO YOU WANT TO STRESS SOME OF THE HIGH POINTS OF THIS? >>YEAH, SOME OF THE COOL POINTS THAT I THINK WILL BE VALUABLE TO ALL OF YOU INCLUDE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A TRACKING TABLE ON OUR WEBSITE. SO YOU’LL BE ABLE TO FIND THE DATE OF SUBMISSION, THE LETTER WE SUBMITTED TO SPD WITH OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AS WELL AS A FORMAL RESPONSE FROM SPD UPON COMPLETION. WE ALSO ARE WORKING ON AS THEY’VE MENTIONED OUR COMMUNICATION FEEDBACK LOOP, SO THAT’S MORE STANDARDIZED AND EASY TO TRACK. WE HAVE A TIMELINE THAT WE HAVE ESTABLISHED FOR COMPLETION, SO WE’RE GIVING 180 DAYS, WHICH JUST LETS PEOPLE KNOW THE EXPECTATION AROUND WHEN THE THEY MIGHT BE COMPLETED. WE HAVE ALSO WORKED ON CLARIFYING THIS DATA’S DEFINITION FOR THE STAGES, LEADING TO A RESOLUTION. AND SO THAT WE CAN JUST KEEP UP TO DATE AND MORE INFORMED. AND THEN WE HAVE CREATED A WRITTEN DOCUMENT THAT OUTLINES THE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES FOR BOTH OPA AND SPD. >>AND SO IT’S WONKY AND TECHNICAL AND REALLY BIG STEP FORWARD. THE ONE THING THE NEXT STEP FOR US WOULD BE WE WOULD WELCOME THE ADVICE OR THOUGHTS FROM THE COUNCIL, HOW DO WE MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, SO THE PUBLIC COULD SAY OKAY, IT’S NOT JUST THIS UNIVERSE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY FOLKS GOING ON AND THEY COULD SAY HERE IS THE WORK THAT’S GOING ON AND THE ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND THE POLICIES THAT ARE BEING CHANGED. THAT’S A WORK IN PROGRESS. BUT LIKE ALL WE DO IF WE COULD PUSH IT OUT, IT’S GREAT. ANY THOUGHTS YOU HAVE WILL BE APPRECIATED. >>I WOULD JUST SAY IN THIS, IT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WORKED ITS WAY INTO THE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE THAT I WAS VERY SKEPTICAL ABOUT BECAUSE IT FEELS WEIRD TO LEGISLATE THE EXISTENCE OF A DATA BASE. AND SO ADMITTEDLY THERE WAS A LOT OF DEBATE AMONGST ME AND OTHERS WHO WERE WORKING ON THAT ISSUE AT THE TIME, SORT OF WONDERING IF IT WOULD REALLY WORK AND IT SOUNDS LIKE I’M PLEASED TO HEAR THAT I WAS WRONG AND I LIKE TO ADMIT WHEN I’M WRONG. AND I’MPLEASANTLY SURPRISED THAT IT IS A HELPFUL TOOL TOGUES HAVE DUPED AND INSTITUTIONALIZED AN ORDINANCE THAT IS REALLY RESULTING IN A BETTER PROCESS AND SYSTEM THAT WILL REALLY SORT OF ALLOW US TO AT A MINIMUM AS A FIRST STEP TO BE ABLE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND DAYLIGHT THE INFORMATION. I DO AGREE THE NEXT STEP IS HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT RELEVANT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE IMPACTED BY THIS WORK. I DON’T HAVE THE MAGIC ANSWER FOR THAT, BUT I DO THINK THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO ONCE WE HAVE A BETTER SET OF DATA AND A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT IS TELLING US TO CREATE MORE OF A NARRATIVE AROUND WHY IT MATTERS, RIGHT? THIS ISN’T JUST ABOUT PROCESS OR BEING WONKY, YOU KNOW, ARE PEOPLE FOLLOWING UP WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS, HOW IS IT GOING TO ACTUALLY IMPACT THE DAY-TO-DAY LIVES OF ME COMING INTO A CONTACT WITH A SYSTEM? AND THAT IS SORT OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET CREATIVE AROUND HOW WE COMMUNICATE THAT INFORMATION IN A WAY THAT IS COLLABORATIVE AND ALSO REALLY RELEVANT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE IMPACTED BY THE SYSTEM. >>OKAY. THAT IS OUR REPORT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>ALL RIGHT. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, COLLEAGUES? COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? >>FUN FACT. I USED TO FUNDRAISE FOR THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT SPECIFICALLY FOR THE K-9 UNITS. THOSE DOGS ARE ABOUT $10,000 AND THEIR TRAINING IS ALSO VERY EXPENSIVE. BUT REAL QUICKLY. AND SO DID YOU SAY EIGHT OR NINE FIREARMS WERE MADE? >>YES, EIGHT FIREARMS MISSING OVER THE TWO DECADES. >>UNACCOUNTED FOR. I DON’T KNOW THE STATUS OF THEM MISSING SEEMS TO IMPLY THEY’RE OUT THERE IN THE UNIVERSE SOMEWHERE. THEY COULD BE IN A DESK DRAWER. WE WERE NOT ABLE TO DETERMINE THEIR LOCATIONS, SO THEY MIGHT BE WITHIN THE CUSTODY OF SPD SOMEWHERE OR NOT. AND WE DID RUN CHECKS ON SERIAL NUMBERS. THEY’RE NOT OUT THERE. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED IN ANY FEDERAL DATA BASES OR THE DATA BASES THAT HAVE INDICATED THEY WOULD BE USED BY ANYBODY. SO WE DID TRY TO TAKE SOME MEASURES TO FIGURE OUT IF WE COULD SEE IF THEY HAD LEFT SPD’S CUSTODY AND WE COULD NOT HAVE DETERMINED THAT. >>OKAY. >>AND THEN IF I COULD GO QUICKLY, JUST INTO YOUR MEMO. SORRY, LET ME GO BACK EAR QUICKLY. PAGE FOUR. AND SO THIS WAS REGARDING THE DISPARITY REVIEW. IN THE REPORT, YOU SAY SUBJECTS OF COLOR WERE MORE LIKELY TO BE IN THOSE SUBJECTS, I’M JUST GOING TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE INDIVIDUALS RATHER THAN SUBJECTS, LESS LIKELY TO BE FOUND WITH A WEAPON AND INDIVIDUALS OF COLOR, THEY WOULD HAVE A FIREARM POINTED OUT AT THEM THAN WHITE SUBJECTS. THEN YOU GO ON TO SAY THAT THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES, INCLUDING TARGETING IN DIFFERENT WAYS AND THE PRACTICE IN QUESTION OR OTHER MEASURES. ARE THERE OTHER MEASURES THAT THEY WOULD USE AS BEST PRACTICES THAT AS THESE DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE, THAT SPD IS LOOKING TO IMPLEMENT OR SAY HEY, THIS IS A GOOD IDEA COMING. BECAUSE I SEE NEW ORLEANS IS REFERENCED IN YOUR REPORT. ARE THERE OTHER IDEAS THAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT IMPLEMENTING HERE? >>YEAH. I WOULD LIKE TO DEFER MOST OF THE TIME TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION TO SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE EFFORTS THAT OIG PUT INTO THIS WAS TO TALK ABOUT WHETHER THE SCORE MATCHING WAS A GOOD METHODOLOGY FOR TRYING TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF ANY DISPARITY ON THEIR OPERATIONS. SO IF YOU WANT TO TALK MORE BROADLY ABOUT IT, THEN I’M HAPPY TO CHIME IN. >>AND IT WAS INDEED VALIDATING THE PHASE I REPORT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE, THAT THE METHODOLOGY WOULD GET TO THE DATE THAT WE WOULD WANT TO GET TO. PHASE II, WE WILL DIG DEEPER INTO THE DATA. AND NOW IT HAS BEEN VALIDATED AND TO SEE OKAY, WHERE ARE THE DISPARITIES? AND WHERE ARE THE UNWANTED DISPARITIES? AND THEN REALLY LOOK AT THOSE AND LIKE OKAY, WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO DIFFERENTLY IN OUR OPERATIONS? AND CERTAINLY WE CAN’T ANSWER THAT QUESTION YET. SO WE LIKELY WILL NEED TO LOOK AT BEST PRACTICES NATIONWIDE. WORK WITH THE CPC ON IT AND ON ALL IDEAS ON THE TABLE. >>ANYTHING CPC WOULD LIKE TO ADD? >>WE’RE WORKING FORWARD TO CONVENE THE MEETINGS WITHIN HIS PLAN FOR A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN TERMS OF CONVENING THE COMMUNITY, LOOKING AT THE VIDEOS. THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE’RE DOING THAT WE WILL GET TO, SOME UNDERLINING ROOT CAUSE ISSUES AND TO BUILD THAT CROSS REFERENCE WITH BEST PRACTICES. >>I THINK, SO FIRST OF ALL THIS REPORT WAS DONE BY THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AS OPPOSED TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, SORT OF THE PART OF THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY THE COURT UNDER THE CONSENT DECREE. >>RIGHT. I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT. AND THEN HAD SECONDLY, I DO THINK, YOU KNOW, WE ARE RUNNING AT THE END OF THE LEGISLATIVE CLOCK AT LEAST FOR CITY COUNCIL AS A WHOLE BECAUSE OUR BUDGET PROCESS STARTS IN SEPTEMBER AND WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO ACTUALLY HAVE MORE SUBSTANTIVE POLICY RELATED COMMITTEE MEETINGS. BUT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE REPORTS THAT CAME OUT. WAS IT A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO? MAYBE THREE MONTHS AGO FOR GETTING THE TIMING OF WHEN IT CAME OUT. >>MAYBE A MONTH AGO. I MEAN I DO THINK WE HAVE NOT HAD A HEARING ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE. I CAN’T COMMIT TO GIVING YOU A HEARING BEFORE THE BUDGET STARTS, BUT I DO THINK, I DO THINK IT WOULD BE WORTH FIGURING OUT IF MAYBE THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN PARTICULAR PRESENT TO FULL COUNCIL OR, FOR EXAMPLE, AT SOME OTHER TIME WHERE WE COULD DAYLIGHT THESE ISSUES AND THE FINDINGS IN THAT INITIAL REPORT AND GIVE IT SOME TIME BECAUSE I DO THINK IT IS AN IMPORTANT BODY OF WORK AND ONE THAT CONTINUES TO COME UP NOT ONLY IN SPD’S OWN REVIEW, BUT HAS ALSO BEEN BROUGHT UP PRETTY CONSISTENTLY BY THE MONITOR IN TERMS OF HIS ASSESSMENTS AS WELL. SO I DO THINK IT’S AN IMPORTANT LITTLE NUANCE NICHE OF A BODY OF WORK THAT WE NEED TO PAY IMPORTANT ATTENTION TO AND CONTINUE TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY ON THE SOLUTIONS INCLUDING IDENTIFYING BEST PRACTICES ON HOW TO REALLY MOVE THE NEEDLE ON THIS ONE. ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID AS A COUNCIL WAS PASS A BIAS POLICING ORDINANCE TO TAKE WHAT EXISTS IN POLICY AND MAKE IT LAW, SO THAT WE KNOW AND WE HAVE CONFIDENCE BOTH AS POLICYMAKERS AND AS MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT THOSE TWO WILL BE ALIGNED IN THE FUTURE MOVING FORWARD. AND WE WORKED CLOSELY WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THIS TABLE INCLUDING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ON MAKING SURE WE GOT THAT ALIGNMENT JUST RIGHT IN TERMS OF THE CODE AND WHAT EXISTS IN POLICIES. AND I KNOW WE HAVE SOME HISTORY IN WORKING TOGETHER ON THIS ISSUE. AND WE WOULD WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND TO REALLY GROUND IT IN SOME OF THE DATA DRIVEN WORK THAT YOU’VE DONE. >>THANK YOU. WE’D BE HAPPY TO COME TO PRESENT TO THE COUNCIL. IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT, YOU KNOW, JUST AS THIS, WHEREVER THIS PHASE II LEADS AND TO FOCUS ON IT. >>YEAH. >>PERFECT. GREAT. FIG ELSE, COLLEAGUES? ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE AND I KNOW SOME OF YOU WILL STAY AT THE TABLE, BUT I THINK SOME OF YOU WILL GO BACK INTO THE AUDIENCE AND THEN COME BACK. WE’LL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE OUT AGENDA ITEM 2 ANDLY HAVE ROXANA READ AGENDA ITEM 3 INTO THE RECORD. IF YOU’RE HERE TO REPORT ON THE OIG INTELLIGENCE REPORT, I ASK YOU TO STAY AT THE TABLE OR MAKE YOUR WAY UP TO THE TABLE. >>AGENDA ITEM 3, SEATTLE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, INTELLIGENCE REPORT BIEFING AND DISCUSSION. >>I WILL IS A, IS IT JUST YOU? >>OKAY, HERE WE GO, HERE SHE COMES. I’LL SLIDE DOWN. >>ALL RIGHT. ROXANA, DID YOU READ THIS INTO THE RECORD? OKAY. SO LET’S GO AHEAD AND DO INTRODUCTIONS ONCE AGAIN AND THEN LISA, I’LL HAND IT OVER TO YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>GREG DOSS, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>MARY DORY, PUBLIC SAFETY AUDITOR. >>I WILL LISA JUDGE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. >>>I’M HERE TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF INTERVIEW OF OIG’S AUDIT OF CHAPTER 14.12, COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES. AND AS INSPECTOR JUDGE SAID YOU MAY HAVE REFERRED TO AS THE INTELLIGENCE AUDIT. OIG DID THIS AUDIT, WHICH REQUIRES AN AUDIT EVERY 180 DAYS OF SPD ACTIVITY RELATING TO THE CHAPTER. THE MOST RECENT AUDIT WAS ASSIGNED BY THE CITY COUNCIL. SO CHAPTER 14, THE PURPOSE OF CHAPTER 14.12 TO PROTECT CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION BEFORE THAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED BY POLICE. IT DOES SET SPECIFIC CRITERIAS THAT HAVE TO BE MET BEFORE THE INFORMATION COULD BE COLLECTED. TWO GENERAL CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION ARE PROTECTED BY THE CHAPTER. PRIVATE SEXUAL INFORMATION, ORIENTATION. AND THIS INFORMATION CAN BE COLLECTED BY AN OFFICER AS LONG AS IT IS RELEVANT. THE SECOND CATEGORY PROTECTED BY THE CHAPTER IS REFERRED TO AS RESTRICTED INFORMATION. THE EXACT DEFINITION IS QUITE LENGTHY, BUT CAN BE GENERALLY SUMMARIZED, REFERRING TO INFORMATION ABOUT THE RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS OF INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS. IN ADDITION TO MEETING KEY CRITERIA INCLUDING REASONABLE SUSPICION THAT A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED INRELEVANCY ON THE CRIME ON HAND, NEED TO OBTAIN A WRITTEN OBSERVATION FROM A UNIT COMMANDER OR HIGHER BEFORE THAT INFORMATION COULD BE COLLECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT. AND TO BRIEFLY SUMMARIZE OUR FINDINGS, WE DID NOT DETECT ANY VIOLATION OF THE CHAPTER. HOWEVER, OUTDATED LANGUAGE OF THE CHAPTER PRECLUDES AN ASSESSMENT THAT SPD IS IN FULL COMPLIANCE. WE WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT ON THE NEXT SLIDE. ESSENTIALLY THE OUTDATED LANGUAGE WILL CREATE THE GRAY AREAS, WHICH WE COULD NOT INTERPRET CERTAIN ACTIVITIES IN COMPLIANCE OR NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CHAPTER. TO BE CLEAR, WE DID NOT DETECT ANY OUTBOUND VIOLATIONS. OTHER FINDINGS, INCLUDE SOME TRAINING GAPS IDENTIFIED AND ISSUES WITH RECORDS OR RETENTION. FINDING ONE, IT’S THE ONE THAT I’M GOING TO GO INTO THE MOST DETAILS ABOUT BECAUSE IT INFORMS OUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CHAPTER 14.12 REVISIONS. CHAPTERS OUTDATED IN TERMS OF THE LANGUAGE RIGHT ON THE 1979 AND HAS NOT BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY UPDATED SINCE THEN. SO IT’S WRITTEN IN A TIME WHEN THINKING ABOUT HOW POLICE WOULD COLLECT THIS TYPE OF PROTECTIVE INFORMATION. IT WAS THINKING ABOUT THINGS LIKE INFILL TRAITORS, MORE DIRECT MEANS OBTAINING THE INFORMATION. IT DOES NOT ADDRESS THE CONCEPT OF INTERNET. WEBSITES, SOCIAL MEDIA, OTHER SOURCES ARE NOT ADDRESSED BY THE CHAPTER. WITHOUT CLEAR GUIDANCE, WE OBSERVED INCONSISTENT APPROACHES WITH THE SPD. SO THE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR INCLUDES EVERY TIME THEY’RE TOUCHING ON INFORMATION THAT MAY POSSIBLY BE COVERED BY THE CHAPTER. OTHER ENTITIES WITH SPD SUCH AS THE BIAS CRIME COORDINATOR DISCUSSED SITUATIONS IN WHICH HE FELT UNCOMFORTABLE CORRECTING THE INFORMATION AT ALL. MAKES YOU BELIEVE HE WASN’T ALLOWED BY THE CHAPTER OR THE DEPARTMENT. THEN FINALLY WE OBSERVED SOME INCIDENTS, ONLY ABOUT 2% OF THE SAMPLE OF 295 CASES THAT WE HAVE LOOKED AT, BUT SOME CASES IN WHICH WE SAW INFORMATION THAT MIGHT POSSIBLY BE PROTECTED BY THE CHAPTER COLLECTED WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION. BUT BECAUSE OF THE OUTDATED WORDING, WE COULD NOT DETERMINE WHETHER A VIOLATION HAD OCCURRED. THIS INCLUDES EXAMPLES SUCH AS COLLECTING PROTECTED INFORMATION FROM PUBLIC SOURCES SUCH AS THE RELIGIOUS MISSION OF AN ORGANIZATION AS PUBLISHED ON THEIR OWN WEBSITE OR COLLECTING PROTECTED INFORMATION ABOUT A KNOWN SUSPECT FROM A THIRD PARTY. SUCH AS A WITNESS OR A VICTIM OF A CRIME. THE CHAPTER IS NOT CLEAR ENOUGH ON THAT POINT. AND WE DID DISCUSS WITH THE CITY’S ATTORNEY OFFICE AS TO WHETHER THEY COULD PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO THE WORDING OF THE CHAPTER AND THEY AGREED IT WAS DIFFICULT TO INTERPRET THE RHYTHM. >>I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA HAS A QUESTION, BUT FINDING NUMBER ONE IS A SYMPTOM OF THE FACT THAT WE NEED TO UPDATE OUR INTELLIGENCE ORDINANCE. AND WE KNEW THAT AND RECOGNIZED THAT WHEN WE WERE GOING INTO THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IN 2017 FOR THE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE. SO ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID FUNCTIONALLY IS MOVE THAT BODY OF WORK OVER TO THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL WITH THE IDEA WE WOULD AT LEAST HAVE A BASELINE OPPORTUNITY TO DETERMINE EXACTLY HOW OUTDATED THE ORDINANCE WAS AND IS. THE NEXT PHASE OF WORK HERE WILL INCLUDE MAKING SOME UPDATES TO THE INTELLIGENCE ORDINANCE THAT SORT OF TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE FACT WE ALSO HAVE A SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY ORDINANCE. SO I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I THINK WE’RE ALL AWARE THIS IS, YOU KNOW, AN ANCIENT LAW AT THIS POINT RELATIVE TO HOW SURVEILLANCE AND INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION IS GATHERED. >>YEP. COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>I THINK YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTION WHICH IS DO WE HAVE ANY WORK IN PROGRESS TO IDENTIFY LANGUAGE TO UPDATE THE 1979 ORDINANCE. GIVEN THE ATTORNEY HAS ALREADY ACKNOWLEDGED THIS IS NOT SATISFACTORY, IS THERE A TIMELINE OR A PROCESS THE COUNCIL HAS ENGAGED THAT THE OTHERS ARE ALREADY INFLUENCING? >>I WOULD DEFER TO THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL BECAUSE THEY’RE SORT OF NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THIS. AND ALSO OUR EMPOWERED TO DO POLICY WORK. >>AND PER ORDINANCE WE ARE CHARGED WITH CONTEMPLATING FROM THOSE REVISIONS, WHICH WE’LL GET TO THE END OF OUR PRESENTATION. >>THIS IS ON THE TO DO LIST? >>IT IS DEFINITELY ON THE TO DO LIST. SHE’S GOING TO TALK ABOUT THERECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE ISSUED TO SPD. ONE OF THOSE IS SPD WORK WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY ON REVISIONS. AT THE END OF THIS. I WILL TALK ABOUT IT. BECAUSE AS I LEARNED, I WAS NOT AN AUDITOR, I TOOK THIS JOB TO AUDIT. SO WE CAN’T PROVIDE, WE CAN’T ASSIST IN THE ACTUAL WORDING OF AN ORDINANCE, BUT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED IN CONSIDERATIONS IN MOVING FORWARD TO AMENDING THE ORDINANCE. WE HOPE WE’VE IDENTIFIED THE KEY ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED, AND WE CAN PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WITH THAT. >>AND TO ANSWER THE QUESTION DIRECTLY, THIS WILL PROBABLY, THIS WILL BE A BODY OF WORK FOR 2020. WHOEVER THE PUBLIC SAFETY CHAIR IS THEN. >>LIKELY NOT BE ME. I KNOW, IT’S SAD. BEFORE I MOVE ON TO THE OTHER FINDING, I WANT TO REITERATE AGAIN IN THE SMALL PERCENTAGE OF CASES WE SAW IN WHICH THERE’S POSSIBLY A COLLECTION OF PROTECTED INFORMATION, IT WAS ALWAYS DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO THE INCIDENT BEING INVESTIGATED. WE DIDN’T SEE ANY SIGNS THAT OFFICERS WERE SORT OF COMPLETELY OFF BASE WITH COLLECTING THIS INFORMATION. SO OUR OTHER FINDINGS, WHICH THERE ARE THREE MORE. I WILL BRIEFLY SUMMARIZE THEM. BRIEFING TWO, SO I MENTIONED THE INTELLIGENCE SECTION IS THE ONLY ONE FROM SPD ROUTINELY ISSUING THESE WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION TO COLLECT THE INFORMATION. HOWEVER THEY WERE ALSO FOLLOWING A PART OF THE CHAPTER THAT REQUIRES THEM TO PURGE THAT INFORMATION ONCE IT IS NO LONGER RELEVANT. SO GIVEN THE PAST MOST RECENT AUDIT WAS DONE IN 2015, THEY HAD A RECORD THAT THEY HAD ISSUED AUTHORIZATIONS, BUT THE AUTHORIZATIONS WERE NOT THERE FOR US TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT. SO THE INTELLIGENCE SECTION SEEMED VERY WELL INFORMED ON THE ORDINANCE. NO SIGNS THEY WERE NOT COMPLYING WITH IT. HOWEVER WE DID NOT HAVE THE RECORDS TO VERIFY AND SO IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO CONFIRM COMPLIANCE. IN FINDING THREE, WE FOUND ALTHOUGH SPD POLICY DOES ADDRESS THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH OFFICERS MIGHT COLLECT, MIGHT BE ALLOWED TO COLLECT THAT TYPE OF INFORMATION DOES NOT INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENT TO INCLUDE A WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION. IT SEEMED CLEAR OTHER THAN THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICER, MANY WERE CONFIRMED. SO IT’S NOT A POLICY AND NOT TRAINING WITH SPD THAT HAS THAT WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION OR POLICY. AND THEN WE FOUND CHAPTER 14.12’S RECORDS AND RETENTION REQUIREMENTS WERE NOT SUBSTANTIALLY UPDATED SINCE 1979 APPEAR TO CONFLICT WITH STATE LAW. FOR EXAMPLE STATE LAW REQUIRES BODY-WORN VIDEO TO BE RETAINED WITHIN SIX MONTHS. IF YOU COLLECT THIS INFORMATION WITHOUT AN AUTHORIZATION, IT HAS A VARIETY OF SCHEDULES, BUT MIGHT NEED TO BE PURGED WITHIN FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS. SO THOSE ARE IN CONFLICT. IF CHAPTER 14.12’S REQUIREMENTS WERE FOLLOWED WITH REGARDS TO RECORD RETENTION, IT’S REASONABLE TO ASSUME IT MIGHT AFFECT SPD’S ABILITY TO INVESTIGATE REPORTSOF MISCONDUCT OR CRIMES. SO WE ISSUED FIVE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS THE FINDINGS. THEY’RE PARAPHRASED HERE AND IN THEIR PART AS WELL. BUT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS CAN BE SUMMARIZED AS HAVING SPD PROVIDE INCREASED CLARITY AND GUIDANCE TO SPD PERSONNEL AND REGARDING THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A WRITTEN OBSERVATION WAS REQUIRED. ENSURING RECORDS AVAILABLE FOR OIG REVIEW AND TO ADDRESS THE RECORDS AND RETENTION FOR REQUIREMENT. FOR RECOMMENDATIONS ONE AND FIVE, WHICH SPEAK TO THE ORDINANCE MOST DIRECTLY, WE DIRECTED SPD TO WORK IN COORDINATION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS OKAY FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE. SPD CONCURRED WITH ALL OF OUR RECOMMENDATIONS, THEN HAD COMMITTED TO IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS BY QUARTER THREE AND QUARTER FOUR OF 2019. IN THE FULL REPORT YOU’LL SEE THEY’VE SUBMITTED A PLAN FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS AS WELL AS A WRITTEN MEMO EXPLAINING THEIR APPROACH IN A LITTLE MORE DETAIL. COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I APOLOGIZE. I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD KNOW THIS AND FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME THE 101 AFTERWARDS. BUT WHO DOES, WHO CARRIES OUT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS THEN? >>SO IN THIS CASE WE WERE AUDITING THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE ISSUED THE RECOMMENDATION TO THE CHIEF OF POLICE AND SHE CAN DELEGATE FROM THERE. >>THE CHIEF OF POLICE WILL DELEGATE AND THEN WE, AS A COUNCIL, CONFIRM LANGUAGE THAT MAY COME FORWARD? >>I THINK THAT’S PART OF THE AUDITING FUNCTION. SO THERE WOULD BE A FOLLOW UP AS PART OF THIS AUDIT. >>YES. >>BY THE OIG’S OFFICE AS TO WHAT THE STATUS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STATUS ARE. >>THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A FOLLOW-UP PROCESS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS. WE’RE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF FIGURING OUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. AND SO WE HOPE TO HAVE A FORMAL PROCESS. SO THAT ANYBODY COULD SEE THE RECOMMENDATIONS, THE RESPONSE, AND THE STATUS OF ANY IMPLEMENTATION OR THE DISAGREEMENT. [ INAUDIBLE ] AND TRACKING A RECOMMENDATION DATA BASE? OR IS IT A PART OF THAT? >>YES AND NO. ALL OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS ARE REQUIRED TO HOUSE OUR RECOMMENDATIONS WITH CPC. AND TO KEEP A STATUS THERE. SO IT WILL BE A PART OF THE DATA BASE. INTERNALLY IT WILL PROBABLY HAVE A MORE ROBUST SET OF INFORMATION ABOUT IT, BUT THEY WILL DOVE TALE EACH OTHER AND BE LARGELY THE SAME. >>GREAT. SO THE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE THAT WE PASSED IN 2017 INCLUDED THE COMPONENT AROUND A DATA BASE THAT WAS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO TRACK RECOMMENDATIONS MADE TO SPD AROUND POLICY CHANGES AND PRACTICE CHANGES TO ALLOW US A MORE COMPREHENSIVE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING WHO IS MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS TO WHOM. AND WHAT THE STATUS OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT EXISTED BEFORE THAT PERIOD OF TIME WAS OUT. A LOT OF THE REPORTS GOING EVERY WHICH WAY, WITH VERY LITTLE UNDERSTANDING OF WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTUAL TRACKING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOME OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS AND STATUS. FROM AN AMAZING BODY OF INTENSE REPORT WORK, WORK RELATED THAT WERE SITTING ON A SHELF WITHOUT ANY FOLLOW UP. OR MAYBE THERE WAS FOLLOWUP, BUT THERE WASN’T A CLEAR SENSE OF TO WHAT DEGREE. SO THAT’S THE TRACKING OF DATA BASE THAT I’M REFERRING TO. >>SURE. YEAH, THAT’S ONE OF THOSE MECHANISMS BUILT INTO THE ORDINANCE THAT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE VERY EFFECTIVE FOR ALL OF US IN COORDINATING OUR EFFORTS. A LOT OF THE WORK THAT WE DO ON THAT IS DONE AT THE QUARTERLY PARTNERS MEETINGS THAT WE HAVE. AND I THINK INTERIM DIRECTOR SCOTT WILL PROBABLY TALK ABOUT DEVELOPMENT OF THAT DATA BASE AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, HOW WE’RE ALL CONTRIBUTING TO IT, HOW IT WILL BE MAINTAINED IN HER REPORT. I DON’T WANT TO ASSIGN WORK TO YOU ON THE TABLE, BUT I’M CONFIDENT THAT YOU’RE GOING TO ADDRESS THAT IN A FEW MOMENTS. >>GREAT. THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. THAT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAKE SURE WE’RE KEEPING TRACK OF ALL THIS GREAT WORK. ALL RIGHT. LET’S MOVE ON. >>SO FINALLY AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, YOU KNOW, WE ARE REALLY PRECLUDED FROM DRAFTING THE ORDINANCE OR PROVIDING SPECIFIC DRAFT LANGUAGE, BUT THESE ARE THE ISSUES THAT WE THINK ARE KEY TO CONSIDER IN ANY SORT OF REVISIONS OF 14.12. AND ARE THERE STILL CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE PROTECTED BY A SEPARATE ORDINANCE LIKE 14.12 OR IS THIS BY THE OTHER ORDINANCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THE CITY OF SEATTLE HAS IMPLEMENTED WITH REGARDS TO INTELLIGENCE AND SURVEILLANCE AND THE GATHERING OF THAT KIND OF INFORMATION. IS IT NECESSARY. HOW SHOULD IT ADDRESS THE EXISTENCE OF PUBLIC AVAILABLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. HOW DOES IT INTERSECT WITH CHAPTER 14. WHAT TYPES OF LEVELS AND AUTHORIZATIONS SHOULD EXIST AND HOW TO BE BEST PRESERVED. HOW CAN THE CITY RETAIN INFORMATION FOR OVERSIGHT PURPOSES WHILE BEING SENSITIVE TO ISSUES SUCH AS AGGREGATING SENSITIVE INFORMATION, SUBJECT TO PUBLIC EXPOSURE OR INFORMATION REQUEST FROM EXTERNAL AGENCIES. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE INTERESTS WE THINK FEED TO BE CONSIDERED AND BALANCED IN ANY SORT OF REVISION OF THE ORDINANCE. >>GREAT. >>AND TO JUST PROVIDE A MINOR POINT OF CLARIFICATION THAT I DID NOT EXPLICITLY TALK ABOUT. THE REASON WE KEEP REFERENCING PUBLIC INFORMATION SUCH AS SOCIAL MEDIA IS THAT THERE IS A CURRENT EXCEPTION IN CHAPTER 14.12. IF INFORMATION IS DIRECTLY DISCLOSED TO THE POLICE OFFICER BY THE SUBJECT OF THAT INFORMATION, THEY DON’T NEED AN AUTHORIZATION. THEY COULD COLLECT IT AND IT’S FINE. IT’S JUST UNCLEAR ACCORDING TO THE WORDING OF THAT EXTENT TO OPEN SOURCES. >>RIGHT. >>YEAH, AS MARY MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING OF HER PRESENTATION, WE ARE REQUIRED TO CONDUCT SOME FORM OF REVIEW EVERY SIX MONTHS. SO WE’RE TRYING TO DECIDE HOW TO DO THAT IN A MOST EFFECTIVE WAY, WHETHER IT’S SOME SORT OF A REAL-TIME REPORTING FROM SPD OF AUTHORIZATIONS, SO WE COULD JUST KEEP TRACK OF THEM, ENSURE COMPLIANCE AND THEN ISSUE IT IN AN ANNUAL REPORT OR HOW WE BEST PROVIDE THE TRANSPARENCY THAT’S NECESSARY, COMPLY WITH THE ORDINANCE, THEN BALANCE THAT WITH OUR OTHER PRIORITIES. WE’LL BE UPDATING YOU ON THAT PROCESS AS WE MOVE FORWARD TO THE NEXT YEAR. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT. WELL THANK YOU FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DID ON THIS. I KNOW IT IS VERY TECHNICAL BODY OF WORK, SO I APPRECIATE YOUR OFFICE’S WORK ON PROVIDING THIS REPORT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>WE’RE GOING TO MOVE TO AGENDA ITEMS FOUR AND FIVE. I’VE ASKED ROXANA TO READ BOTH OF THESE ITEMS INTO THE RECORD, SO GREG YOU CAN ADDRESS BOTH OF THEM AT THE SAME TIME SINCE THEY ARE SORT OF RELATED. YOU CAN DO THE SHORT TITLES. >>AGENDA ITEM 4, CLERK FILE, 314417 SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF 2018 ANNUAL REPORT FOR BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION POSSIBLE VOTE. AND AGENDA ITEM FIVE, CLERK FILE 314423 CHIEF OF POLICE AUDIT REPORT FOR BRIEFING DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTE. >>GREAT EXTENT THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, GREG. >>ALL RIGHT, THANKS. HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT 314417 AND 314423, THESE CLERK FILES WERE ISSUED IN RESPONSE TO THE CITY’S INTELLIGENCE ORDINANCE THAT YOU JUST HEARD THE INSPECTOR GENERAL TALK ABOUT ALONG WITH ALL THE CHALLENGES AND PROBLEMS THAT GO ALONG WITH THAT INTELLIGENCE ORDINANCE AND THE FACT IT IS SO OUT OF DATE. THERE ARE SOME FILES THAT ARE EXEMPT FROM THE INSPECTOR GENERAL’S ANALYSIS THAT SHE JUST TOLD YOU ABOUT. AND THOSE FILES HAVE TO DO WITH INFORMATION THAT IS COLLECTED AROUND ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY OR NARCOTICS ACTIVITY OR INFORMATION THAT IS COLLECTED FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT NETWORKS. THIS KIND OF INFORMATION IS NOT DISCLOSABLE EVEN TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL. THIS INFORMATION IS SENT DIRECTLY TO THE COUNCIL AND TO THE MAYOR. THIS IS INFORMATION THAT IS SUMMARIZED IN THESE TWO CLERK FILES THAT WE’RE DISCUSSING RIGHT NOW. IN THE CASE OF CLERK FILE 3144137, SPD HAS REPORTED THAT AT TWO TIMES PROVIDED AUTHORIZATIONS FOR COLLECTIONS AND OF INFORMATION RELATED TO A PERSON’S POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS. IN CLERK FILE 3144386, THE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THAT IT HAS OBTAINED FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND WESTERN STATES INFORMATION NETWORKS, 30 ITEMS, AND 176 ITEMS FROM THE WESTERN STATES INFORMATION NETWORK. THE REPORT I’M GIVING IS VAGUE BECAUSE THESE ARE CONFIDENTIAL FILES REVIEWED BY THE CHIEF AND FORWARDED TO YOU ALL. I DID HAVE A CHANCE TO BRIEF THE CHAIR STAFF. WOULD ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT PROCESS OR THE OVERVIEW I HAVE GIVEN. >>NONE. GREAT. >>THANKS. >>IS THAT IT? OKAY. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? OKAY. THANK YOU, GREG, FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS AND FOR YOUR STAFF REPORT AND FOR THE BRIEFINGS THAT I KNOW YOU HAVE GIVEN MY STAFF. I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE BOTH OF THESE ITEMS. I’M GOING TO GO WITH THE FIRST ITEM. SO I MOVE THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND THE CITY COUNCIL FILE 314417. >>SECOND. >>OKAY, ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS? HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THIS RECOMMENDATION VOTE AYE. >>AYE. >>NO OPPOSITION. MOTION CARRIES AND THE COMMITTEE WILL RECOMMEND TO THE FULL CITY COUNCIL THAT WE FILE 314417. OKAY, WE’LL NOW MOVE TO AGENDA ITEM 5 AND I WILL MOVE AGENDA 5. 314423. >>SECOND. >>ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS? HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IF FAVOR SAY AYE? AYE. NO OPPOSITION, AND NO EXTENSIONS. LIKE WISE WE WILL RECOMMEND THE FULL COUNCIL FILE 314423. THANKS, GREG. ALL RIGHT, WE ARE NOW GOING TO MOVE TO OUR FINAL AGENDA TEM. AND WE WILL HAVE ROXANA READ THIS ONE INTO THE RECORDS. THIS IS A REPORT, AN ANNUAL REPORT PRESENTATION FROM THE CPC. >>AGENDA ITEM SIX, COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION 2018 ANNUAL REPORT. >>THANK YOU, ROXANA. AND I SEE OUR PRESENTERS MAKING THEIR WAY UP, AND ROXANA IS GOING TO CUE UP THE PRESENTATION WHILE THAT’S HAPPENING. WELCOME BACK. >>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>YOU’RE WELCOME. THIS IS OUR LAST AGENDA ITEM. WE HAVE PHYSICAL 11:30 AND IT IS 11:07 RIGHT NOW. >>OKAY, WE’LL MAKE IT QUICK. >>ALL RIGHT. I HAVE COPIES OF OUR ANNUAL REPORT THAT JUST CAME OFF THE PRESS FOR YOU. >>GREAT. >>ALL RIGHT, LET’S START WITH INTRODUCTIONS AND THEN I’LL HAND IT OVER TO YOU FOLKS. >>GREG DOSS, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>BESSIE SCOTT, INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEATTLE COMMUNITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. >>THE DIRECTOR OF THE CPC. >>CO-CHAIR OF COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION. >>WELCOME. THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK TO THE TABLE. REAL EXCITED ABOUT HEARING YOUR REPORT. >>YEAH, THANK YOU SO MUCH. MADAM CHAIR, COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA. WE TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE WORK THE CPC IS DOING THIS YEAR. NOW WE WANT TO THROW IT BACK AND TALK ABOUT WHAT WE DID IN 2018 THAT LED US HERE. THIS IS THE FIRST OF CPC’S ANNUAL REPORTS SINCE BECOMING PERMANENT IN THE ACCOUNTABILITY LEGISLATION. AND WE WILL WALK YOU THROUGH IT, THROUGH THE SLIDE SHOW. >>MADAM CHAIR? >>THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO SEE YOU AT THIS TABLE. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>I WAS JUST MARVELING AT THE VERY NICE FORMAT OF THE REPORT. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>BEAUTIFUL PUBLICATION. >>THANK YOU. OKAY. ALL RIGHT. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR INVITING US AND FOR US BEING HERE, COUNCIL MEMBER, MADAM CHAIR AND MOSQUEDA. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WOW, SO THIS IS A LONG TIME COMING HERE NUMBER ONE AND THANK YOU AGAIN. AS YOU SEE UP HERE THOSE ARE THE COMMISSIONERS THAT WERE THERE IN 2018. SIX OF THOSE COMMISSIONERS WERE APPOINTED IN 2013. THAT WAS LISA DUGARD, CLAUDIA, DALE, JAY HOLLINSWORTH, KEVIN STUCKEY WHO WAS PRESIDENT OF SPOG AND ALSO JILL KESSLER WHO WAS REPRESENTING SPMA AND MYSELF. SO ONE OF THE THINGS THERE, IT SHOWS WE’VE HAD POLICE INVOLVEMENT RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING WITH THE COMMISSION. WE CONTINUE THE HOPE TO DO SO. REVEREND AARON WILLIAMS’ PICTURE WAS NOT THERE, BUT HE’S ONE OF THE ORIGINAL ONES AND STILL THERE. THE NEW ONES ARE LISTED THERE. EMMA DID A FINE REPORT THERE. ME — MELINDA. HER PICTURE IS NOT THERE. OKAY, AND JOSEPH. AND I’M A CO-CHAIR, AND EMMA IS A CO-CHAIR AND ISAAC WHO IS ALWAYS HERE, HE COULD NOT BE HERE TODAY, BUT WE MISS HIM. THANK YOU. >>WE WILL GIVE HIM AN EXCUSED ABSENCE TODAY. >>YES, BECAUSE HE’S ALWAYS HERE. [ LAUGHTER ] >>ALL RIGHT, SO THE NEXT SLIDE IS, LET’S SEE, WE WILL TALK ABOUT OUR WORK GROUPS THAT WE HAVE HERE. WOW, I MEAN WE’VE DONE A LOT OF WORK. WE HAVE THE STRATEGY WORK GROUP. AND THE STRATEGY, IT’S THE THREE CO-CHAIRS AND THE HEAD OF ALL THE OTHER WORK GROUPS. AT THAT TIME IT WAS ENRIQUE, ISAAC, MYSELF, CLAUDIA, LISA, AND EMMA. AND ALSO THE POLICE PRACTICE, THE GROUP WAS LED BY LISA. SHE WAS THE CHAIR OF THAT. JAY HOLLINSWORTH, ISAAC, AND REVEREND WALDEN AND OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WAS EMMA, CARLENE, JOSEPH, AARON WILLIAMS, AND MELINDA. OUR HELP GROUP, OUR GROUP WAS LED BY CLAUDIA, HELEN, AND I THINK HELEN IS THE CHAIR OF THAT AND ALSO MELINDA. THESE ARE THE ONES THAT WERE WORKING IN 2018. AND DID A LOT OF WORK. AND THEN OUR NEXT SLIDE — >> AND CAN I ADD THAT THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORK GROUP AS WELL AS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WERE CREATED AND STARTED IN 2018. THE POLICE PRACTICES, THEY LOOK AT POLICING TECHNIQUES AND POLICIES AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH GROUP LOOKS AT THE INTERSECTION OF POLICING AND MENTAL HEALTH AS WELL AS OTHER SOCIAL DETERMINES OF HEALTH THAT IMPACT PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICING. >>YEAH. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. ALL RIGHT, OUR NEXT SLIDE IS ABOUT, WOW. WE’VE HAD 31 PUBLIC MEETINGS. EACH RUNNING ABOUT THREE HOURS, THE EXIT TEES THAT WERE HAPPENING EITHER BIWEEKLY OR ON A MONTHLY BASIS. WE DID ALL OF THIS WITH JUST 14 OF OUR COMMISSION, OUR 21 COMMISSIONERS BEEN APPOINTED AT THAT TIME. A LOT OF MEETINGS WENT ON. >>A LOT OF MEETINGS. >>JUST TO REITERATE, THE COMMITTEE IS A CONCENTRATION OF ALL THE COMMITTEE’S LEADS AND MEETS RIGHT BEFORE THE CPC MEETINGS TO DETERMINE THE AGENDA AS WELL AS THE ITEMS AND SETS THE DIRECTION OF STRATEGY AND THE POLICY OF THE CPC. >>OF COURSE, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 2018 AND WE ARE NOW IN 2019, SO I KEEP HAVING TO REMIND MYSELF THAT YES. YES, WE’RE LOOKING BACK HERE, NOT IN PRESENT TIME. >>YES, SINCE THURSDAY. SO NOW WE’RE GOING ON TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. THAT’S MY REALM. BUT FIRST I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE I’M SITTING AT THE TABLE WITH ANOTHER ROXANA. THAT IS VERY, VERY RARE. AND WITH THE SAME SPELLING AS WELL. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS A HISTORIC MOMENT FOR MULTIPLE REASONS. [ LAUGHTER ] THE FOCUS OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE. WE GREW AS A TEAM IN 2018. WE WENT FROM A STAFF OF ONE WHO WAS DOING FOUR PEOPLES JOBS TO A STAFF OF FOUR. THE BIGGEST FOCUS WAS IMPLEMENTING THE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE, BUILDING CAPACITY TO ENGAGE COMMUNITY ON A LARGER SCALE AS OUR WORK WAS REALLY FOCUSED ON THE CONSENT DECREE. CREATING PROCESSES TO TRACK ENGAGEMENT AND INFORM OUR STRATEGIES MOVING FORWARD. AND AS A NEWLY PERMANENT. WE HAD OVER — SO I’LL CLARIFY WHAT WE MEAN BY ONE ON ONES. WE HAD OVER 200 MEETINGS WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS. THAT MEANS OUR ONE-ON-ONE CONVERSATIONS. ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS WHEN WE WENT TO STAKEHOLDERS OR MET WITH OPA, OIG, SPD, SO ON AND SO FORTH. WE’VE ATTENDED 25 EVENTS IN WHICH THE CPC ATTENDED OR PRESENTED AT. ONCE AGAIN THE GROWTH OF OUR TEAM, THREE NEW STAFF MEMBERS WORKING ON ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS, SO THE PORTFOLIOS UNDER THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TEAM GREW. WE ASSIGNED A STAFF MEMBER TO BE OUR SPD LIAISON, THE OTHER STAFF MEMBER TO WORK ON YOUTH ENGAGEMENT AND DEPARTMENTAL NEEDS TO CONNECT US BETTER TO THE CITY. THEN OF COURSE THE SUPERVISOR IN THAT REALM. ONE OF THE BIGGEST ENGAGEMENTS THAT HAPPENED IN 2018 WAS THE CHIEF OF POLICE SEARCH. BECAUSE OF THE ADDED CAPACITY, WE WERE ABLE TO HELP BETTER PRESENT THE COMMUNITY ON THE CHIEF OF POLICE SEARCH AS YOU REMEMBER CLEARING THE COMMUNITY PANEL TO HELP WITH THE SEARCH THAT INCLUDED TWO CPC COMMISSIONERS UPON LEARNING OF ALL ALTERNATIVE METHODS BEING USED TO ASSESS CANDIDATES, CALLING FOR TRANSPARENCY AND ASK FOR DOCUMENTS FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE. BEFORE RESPONDING TO THE REQUEST THE MAYOR’S OFFICE ANNOUNCED THERE WERE THREE FINALISTS AND CARMEN BEST HAD BEEN ELIMINATED. WITH OUR EXPANDED COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STAFF, WE WERE ABLE TO CONDUCT OUT OF STATE VISITS TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS OF EACH OF THOSE THREE FINALISTS AND VET THEM THROUGH A COMMUNITY LENS. CHIEF BEST ENDED UP BEING REINSTATED AS A CANDIDATE AND EVENTUALLY NAMED AS SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF. >>ALL RIGHT, WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTATIONS. I’M GOING TO RUN THROUGH THIS QUICKLY. ONE OF THE THINGS WE’VE BEEN MOST FOCUSED ON IS IMPLEMENTING THE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE. ORDINANCE WAS ADAPTED UNANIMOUSLY BY COUNCIL IN 2017. BETWEEN WORKS OF THE COMMUNITY GROUP, CPC, AND ELECTED MEMBERS. MAYOR DURKAN SUPPORTED ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. INCLUDING REFORMS TO SEATTLE POLICE OVERSIGHT DEPARTMENT. MAKING THE CPC PERMANENT AND INCREASED THE STAFFING, SCOPE OF WORK, AND THE NUMBER OF COMMISSIONERS FROM 15 TO 21. THERE WERE ALSO 21 DIFFERENT CALL OUTS FOR THE CPC IN THE LEGISLATION TO HELP GUIDE ITS WORK. ALL RIGHT. IN 2018 THE CPC IDENTIFIES WAYS THAT THE NEW POLICE CONTRACT WOULD UNDERMINE THE REFORMS. URGING TO REJECT THE CONTRACT. CPC MADE IT CLEAR THAT WE WERE IN SUPPORT OF FAIR PAY AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS, AND THE CONTRACT UNDERMINED ACCOUNTABILITY. DOZENS OF COMMUNITY GROUPS JOIN THE CPC ASKING THE CITY TO REJECT THE CONTRACT. THE CONTRACT WAS APPROVED. IN LATE 2018 FEDERAL JUDGE JAMES ROBART ISSUED AN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY HE SHOULD NOT FIND THE CITY OUT OF COMPLIANCE. THE CPC WAS ORDERED TO FILE A BRIEF AND DID SO. IN 2019. AND SO BESIDES PROTECTING THE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE ITSELF, WE’VE BEEN WORKING TO FULFILL OUR PARTS OF THE ORDINANCE. HERE IS A LIST. ONE OF THE AREAS WE’RE PROUD OF IS THE LAST ONE. LOOKING AT WAYS SEATTLE SHOULD BE CONDUCTING EXTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS OF USE OF FORCE. YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT THAT EARLIER. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WANT TO GO BACK TO INSPECTOR GENERAL JUDGE MENTIONED WAS THE DATA BASE OF RECOMMENDATIONS. I THINK FOR US, ALTHOUGH I’M VERY TECHNICAL, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT. ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS WHERE SHE AND CREATED AND BUILT. OUR SENIOR POLICY ADVISER BUILT THE DATA BASE WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE’S I.T. DEPARTMENT. ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT IT, IT HAS TO BE SHAREABLE AS WELL AS CONFIDENTIAL. WE DON’T WANT PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM BEING ABLE TO GET INTO IT. BUT WE DO EVENTUALLY WANT THAT EXTERNAL FACING SYSTEM FOR TRANSPARENCY. SO WE MEET ABOUT THE DATA BASE DURING THE ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER’S MEETINGS TO ALIGN OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND TO GO THROUGH THE SUMMARIES AND THE STATUS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS. WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED. BUT IF BETWEEN THOSE MEETINGS AT THE ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS, WE DO CHECK IN WITH INDIVIDUAL OFFICES. AND WE HAVE NOTICED THE INCREASE IN TERMS OF LIKE JUST WALKING ACROSS THE STREET TO SPD OR WALKING DOWN THE HALL TO OIG OR TALKING TO THEM ABOUT THE STATUS OF SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS SINCE WE’RE ALL MAKING DIFFERENCE RECOMMENDATIONS. THE POLICY DATA BASE WAS BRILLIANT IN TERMS OF PUTTING ALL OF THOSE IN ONE PORTAL. BUT WE HAVE NOTICED IT HAS MADE OUR JOBS EASIER TO FIGURE OUT THE STATUS TO CREATE REPORTS, LOOK AT TRENDS, AND ALSO BE FILLING THOSE WITH THE MANAGEMENT ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS AS WELL. SO WE ARE PRETTY PROUD OF THAT. IT’S A COLLABORATION AMONGST ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM PARTNERS. ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROJECTS THAT HAS COME OUT OF THE CPC IS A SERIOUS AND DEADLY USE OF FORCE INVESTIGATION TASK FORCE. IT’S A LEGISLATIVE MANDATE. THIS TASK FORCE LOOKS AT ESTABLISHING AN INVESTIGATION PROCESS, EXTERNA TO THE SPD FOR CASES INVOLVING SERIOUS AND DEADLY USES OF FORCE. THIS TASK FORCE IS STAFFED BY THE CDC, THE POLICY ANALYST, IT’S OUR LEAD STAFFER. INCLUDES COMMUNITY LEADERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, CPC, OIG, AND OTHER SYSTEM PARTNERS. AND THIS HAD TASK FORCE HELD SIX MEETINGS IN 2018. ALL RIGHT. SO HERE IS AGAIN A QUICK LOOK AT THE STATUS OF THE 21 PROJECT, CALLED OUT. THERE’S MORE DETAILS FOR THE REPORT. OBVIOUSLY WE COULD PUT IT ALL ON THE SLIDE. 14 OF THE PROJECTS ARE BEING FULFILLED AND ONGOING WORK AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CPC. THESE ARE THINGS LIKE OVERSIGHT THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE ENGAGED IN. FIVE PROJECTS WERE IN PROCESS IN 2018, AND MOVING TOWARDS COMPLETION. JUST TWO OF THE PROJECTS WERE ON HOLD AT THE END OF 2018. THE FIRST WAS THE CPC’S DISTRICT LIAISON PROGRAM, WHICH ASSIGNS COMMISSIONERS TO ALL SEVEN COUNCIL DISTRICTS TO ACT AS LIAISONS BETWEEN THE CPC AND THE COMMUNITY. THAT GOT UNDERWAY ACTUALLY IN 2019 WHEN MORE COMMISSIONERS WERE APPOINTED TO THE CPC. WE ADDED THOSE EIGHT NEW COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR FIRST CPC MEETING WAS MAY 1. OF 2019. THE SECOND IS ASSESSING THE NEED FOR A COMPLAINT AND APPEAL PROCESS. WE’RE WORKING TOWARDS GETTING THE WORK UNDERWAY, BUT CAPACITY ISSUES HAVE KEPT US FROM DOING IT SO FAR. IT TURNS OUT WE CAN ONLY DO ONE TASK FORCE A YEAR. SO IN 2018 AND UNTIL SATURDAY IT WRAPS UP AS A TASK FORCE WE WILL BE CONCENTRATING ON, AND THEN WE’LL START A TASK FORCE ON THE MAIN AND APPEAL PROCESS IN 2020. >>I THINK THAT’S VERY SMART. >>YES. >>YOU ALL ARE VOLUNTEERS ON THIS COMMISSION. I MEAN SOME OF YOU WHO HAVE SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS WHO HAVE NEEDS BASED ISSUES RECEIVE A STIPEND. IT’S VERY MODEST IN NATURE. BUT I DO THINK IN ORDER TO TAKE ON A MEANINGFUL CHUNK OF SOME OF THESE REALLY SERIOUS BODIES OF POLICY WORK, IT CAN GET TRICKY TO HAVE THAT QUALITY CONTINUE TO FOLLOW US THROUGH. IF YOU’RE TAKING ON TOO MANY OF THOSE EFFORTS, CERTAINLY THE SAT FIT WORK AND THE IMPLEMENTATION IS A MASSIVE POLICY SHIFT IN MAJOR CULTURE SHIFT. I APPRECIATE THE THOUGHTFULNESS AND ACKNOWLEDGING BANDWIDTH AND PRIORITIZING A MASSIVE PROJECT THAT REQUIRES A LOT OF TIME TO MAKE SURE YOU GET IT RIGHT. >>THANK YOU. >>YEAH. >>LOOKING FORWARD. THAT’S WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING, ACTUALLY IN 2019. AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A STATEMENT TO SAY BEFORE I SAY THIS PIECE IS THAT I THINK WE ARE SO ABSOLUTELY GLAD TO HAVE OUR INTERIM DIRECTOR HERE, BESSIE SCOTT. SHE’S DOING A TREMENDOUS JOB ALL OVER THE CITY. EVERYWHERE I GO I HEAR PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT HER. SHE’S HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB IN THE OFFICE. THANK YOU TO BESSIE SCOTT AND ALL THAT SHE’S DOING, AND MAKING US, MAKING US LOOK GOOD. WE THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, SO MUCH. THANKS. >>YOU KNOW THEY WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE NOT MAKING THEM LOOK GOOD. >>YES. >>THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. >>AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT. LOOK, THAT’S ONE OF OUR SITE OF THE MEETING. INCREASED VERY MUCH SO. THAT’S THE PITCH OF ALL THE NEW EXCISIONERS THAT WE HAVE ON BOARD AND WE ONLY HAVE ONE MORE TO UNBOARD. AND SO WE HAVE A VERY QUIET ROOM AND SO YOU MIGHT, I MEAN A VERY FULL ROOM, SO WE MIGHT NEED A LARGER SPACE AFTER A WHILE FOR ALL OF OUR MEET. MEETINGS. BUT ONE OF THE THINGS, THE INCREASED NUMBER OF COMMISSIONERS AND INCREASED STAFF, CREATING RESPONSIBILITIES. I THINK WE’VE DONE A GREAT JOB IN 2018, AND HOWEVER WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO KEEP THE COMMITMENT UP AND SOME OF THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES IN 2019. WE’RE HERE TO CENTER WORK ON THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY. CONTINUE TO FULFILL THE MANDATES OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE AND CONSENT DECREE AND TO CONDUCT A LONG RANGE PLANNING FOR THE COMMISSION AND TO FURTHER GUIDE US AS WE GROW. IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE FOR ME TO SIT HERE 29 YEARS ON THE MAKING. THIS IS AUSPICIOUS THAT WE HAVE COME THIS FAR IN ORDER TO HAVE THE BODY OF OUR CIVILIANS TO BE ABLE TO WORK FOR TRANSPARENCY AND FOR POLICE OVERSIGHT. I THINK WE’RE A GREAT MODEL. AS WE LOOK ACROSS THE NATION, NO ONE ELSE THAT HAS REACHED THIS LEVEL OF WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY AT THE TABLE AND THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DOING THE WORK FOR A LONG TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THE FORESIGHT OF BEING ABLE TO WORK ON THE LEGISLATION IN 2017 THAT MADE THIS DATE POSSIBLE. WE REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT. >>YES, THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT. ANYTHING ELSE FROM YOU ALL? >>I THINK THAT’S IT. I THINK AS WE LOOK FORWARD, WE’RE REALLY EXCITED TO BEGIN OUR LONG RANGE PLANNING. WHETHER OR NOT THAT INCLUDES A LIFE AFTER THE CONSENT DECREE, AND THE LONG-RANGE PLANNING WILL ALSO INCLUDE SUCCESSION PLANNING. SO WE’RE EXCITED TO GET OUR THEORY CHANGED, WHICH INCLUDES A COMMUNITY CENTERED APPROACH AS WELL AS LONGEVITY WITHIN OUR STRATEGIC PLAN. >>WELL I WANT TO ECHO REVEREND WALDEN’S ACCOLADES OF YOU INTERIM DIRECTOR SCOTT. I THINK IT’S BEEN A REAL PLEASURE TO GET TO KNOW YOU AND TO SEE YOU IN ACTION, AND TO REALLY SEE YOU TAKING VERY SERIOUSLY THE ROLE THAT YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW. YOU’RE CERTAINLY NOT BEHAVING LIKE AN INTERIM. YOURE MAKING USE OVER MINUTE AND MOMENT THAT YOU HAVE TO IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION AND LEAVE IT ON SOLID GROUND. AND TO MAKE SURE THAT IT’S IMPROVING WITH EVERY MOMENT THAT YOU’RE THERE AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. I APPRECIATE THE CONTINUED WORK AND COLLABORATION THAT EXISTS BETWEEN MY OFFICE AND THE POLICE COMMISSION. I THINK WE DON’T ALWAYS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO AGREE 100% ON THE TIME ON THE WAYS TO GET TO A PLACE, BUT I THINK WE’RE IN AN AGREEMENT ON THE DESTINATION AND I REALLY VALUE THE RELATIONSHIP I’VE BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP WITH SO MANY OF YOU ON THE COMMISSION, AND REALLY RESPECT EACH OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND RESPECT THE WORK THAT YOU DO COLLECTIVELY. I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT ENTITY AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE A CHAMPION OF THE WORK THAT YOU ALL DO, EVEN WHEN WE DISAGREE ON THE MECHANISM OF GETTING TO A DESTINATION. IT’S KIND OF LIKE WHEN YOU’RE IN THE CAR AND YOU’RE WITH YOUR FRIENDS OR YOUR PARTNERS AND YOU WANT TO GO THIS WAY OR THAT WAY. WE’RE GOING TO GET THERE. WE’RE GOING TO GET THERE. I’M COMMITTED TO GETTING THERE AND I KNOW YOU ARE ALL COMMITTED TO GETTING THERE, AND I’M EXCITED ABOUT FIGURING OUT HOW TO CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER TO ACCOMPLISH THAT BECAUSE IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO GET THERE TOGETHER. AND I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT. REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF ME PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY, AND REALLY APPRECIATE THE VOICE THAT YOU ALL FILL BECAUSE I THINK HAD IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT. >>THANK YOU. >>COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA ANYTHING? >>YES, THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT’S A SHORT QUESTION. HOW OFTEN DO YOU ALL GET TO MEET WITH THE MAYOR’S OFFICE DIRECTLY, CHIEF OF POLICE DIRECTLY AND SHARE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE? >>NOT AS OFTEN AS WE WOULD LIKE, BUT WE ARE PLANNING ON MORE OFTEN. WE HAVE SOME MEETINGS SET UP WITH THE CHIEF OF POLICE THAT ARE ONGOING, WHICH STARTED LAST MONTH. >>OKAY. >>WE DO NOT HAVE A REGULAR STANDING MEETING WITH THE MAYOR’S OFFICE. WE DO HAVE REGULAR STANDING MEETINGS WITH COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ. AS WELL AS THE OIG AND THE OPA. >>OKAY. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>YES. >>AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK AND THIS REPORT. >>THANK YOU. >>AND TO YOUR POINT ON THIS HAD QUESTION, COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA. WE ACKNOWLEDGE UNLESS THERE’S SOMETHING IN WRITING THAT REQUIRED MINIMAL AMOUNT OF MEETING, IT WOULD BE THE FOCAL POINT TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A BUILT-IN ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM. SO YOU’VE HEARD BESSIE AND OTHERS REFERENCE THE QUARTERLY MEETINGS AMONGST THE ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS, A PART OF OUR ATTEMPT COLLECTIVELY TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE AT LEAST SOME REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERAX BETWEEN THE ABILITIES AND THE COUNTY AGENCIES. THOSE PROVISIONS WERE NOTIFIESLY NOTORIGINALLY INCLUDED, BUT IT IS GOOD TO HAVE REGULAR CHECK-INS WITH POLICYMAKERS WITH YOU ALL AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM. I CERTAINLY HAVE PRIORITIZED THAT ON MY CALENDAR WITH ALL OF THE VARIOUS ENTITIES RELATED TO THIS WORK. AND IT’S BEEN VERY HELPFUL. YES. ALL RIGHT. ANYTHING ELSE? I THINK THAT’S IT. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE REPORT. REALLY EXCITED TO SEE THE 2019 REPORT. AND THIS IS OUR LAST ITEM ON THE AGENDA, SO WE ARE NOW ADJOURNED. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING US. >>YEAH, THANK YOU.

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