News City Council Will Require Police Accountability Hearing Before Future Contract Negotiations
posted by September 22 at 17:19 PMon
Before the Seattle Police Officers Guild can renegotiate its contract with the city in 2010, the City Council and Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) will hold a public hearing on police accountability to allow the public to voice concerns about the department.
Earlier today, council passed a bill which will require OPARB and the council to hold public hearings 90 days before the city and the guild begin contract negotiations. The hearings won’t necessarily have a direct effect on future contracts, but it’ll certainly give any victims of misconduct a very public forum to air their grievances before the city signs off on another fat pay raise.