Lots of folks have had experience engaging with the Seattle Police Department. Some experiences are good, some are not. Others fall somewhere in-between.
After several unfortunate incidents with SPD, the US Department of Justice handed down a mandate that SPD and the City should create and sustain a Community Police Commission. Mostly made up of community leaders, the CPC plays a key role in creating and presenting reforms that will then become policy, particularly around use of force and biased policing.
In order to develop reforms, the CPC needs community input. This is what we’ll focus on in Thursday’s meeting:
East Precinct Advisory Council
Thursday, October 24th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Chardin Hall, Seattle University, room 142
1020 East Jefferson (11th and East Jefferson)
Free parking in front of building
So this is your chance to say something. This is for real, and is not anyone’s agenda. We need a big turnout for this one. Don’t wait until something bad happens, be proactive in the solution. It’s time for citizens to provide answers rather than waiting for others to answer them for us. We’re asking everyone to step up on this one.
See you on Thursday.