Attend Council Vote on Oversight of Police Misconduct – Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 6 PM
Posted by Arroyoribera on June 8, 2010
The Spokane City Council will vote Monday, June 21, 2010 at 6 PM in the Spokane City Hall Council Chambers, at the corner of Post and Spoakne Falls Boulevard, on an ordinance to expand the duties of the Office of Police Ombudsman to include independent investigation and mandatory reporting of complaints of police misconduct and all critical incidents (i.e., use of deadly force).
The ordinance was introduced on May 10, 2010 by council member Bob Apple and the originally scheduled vote on May 17 was deferred one week to May 24. Following two hours of riveting testimoney by community members sharing their experiences of abuse at the hands of the Spoakne Police, council president Joe Shogun announced that there was new information and that more time would be required. The new information was a confidential memo from the City Legal Department which was shared with some of the council member but has not been released publicly.
The participation of the community in this process is critical. Please attend this important city council meeting on June 21st at 6 PM. If you are unable to attend, please consider recruiting a friend or family member in your place.