News Re: Kerlikowske on KUOW
posted by June 28 at 9:15 AMon
Dan is right. Sending Gil off the island will help. And it will help in more significant ways than just making us feel better.
You see: The problem with our police accountability system is that the mayor has not held Kerlikowske accountable. Having a hammer in our 3-tiered accountability system—which believe it or not is better than most city’s oversight systems—is the final piece. That piece could exist if the mayor took his hire and fire role seriously. He has not. And that’s the only problem with our system right now.
It’s time for the council to step and take over where the mayor has failed.