Earlier this week the Office of the City Auditor released a report on the Seattle Police Department’s use of overtime. The report exposes just how much work SPD Chief O’Toole has in front of her in her efforts to get the police department straightened out.
The upcoming two-week closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct tops the news this morning.
This morning in its briefing to the City Council, Seattle Police Department COO Brian Mazey did its best to discredit its own “Berkshire report” study of staffing requirements at SPD.
Last Friday afternoon the Seattle Police Department released the final version of the long-awaited “Berkshire report” on police staffing. It’s 136 pages, stuffed with tables of data — most of which is uninteresting. But with some digging there are nuggets of insight to be found.
This morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee heard from the Seattle Police Department about some key metrics they track on response times. Continue reading SPD data transparency: a complicated business
Efforts to deal with the homelessness crisis in Seattle dominate the news this morning because of two events that happened yesterday.
It’s Union day! More coverage of Uber leading up to Monday’s City Council vote on allowing Uber drivers to unionize. Plus the Seattle Police Guild reject a proposed contract. Continue reading News roundup: unions
Labor issues and prison reform highlight the morning news.
This morning there’s news about police accountability, the SODO arena plan,