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U.S. District Judge James Robart delivered a rebuke to Seattle authorities Wednesday when he rejected a contract between the city and its police union, concluding that it failed to comply with the federal consent decree and endangered the city’s police reform efforts. “We are better,” Robart said of progress under the decree. “But we are not perfect.” Here’s a link to the Seattle Times’ account of Wednesday’s hearing.
PARC's Executive Director, Merrick Bobb, serves as the federal court-appointed monitor to oversee implementation of a Consent Decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and city of Seattle. The effort is addressing excessive force and discriminatory policing.
PARC staff and consultants have served as the Monitoring Team from day one.
A monthly look at police accountability issues from PARC Contributing Editor Jim Newton
This month: What to do when the sheriff isn’t trusted?