This morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee was briefed by the City Auditor on their recently-released audit report on the Seattle Police Department’s use and management of overtime. I wrote on the report when it was first released, and much of today’s discussion is a repeat of that, so I won’t give a blow-by-blow report. But here are my notes of things said today that provide new points or “color commentary” based on the Council members’ interpretation of what they heard.
Seattle’s water quality, legislative staff increases, and labor law enforcement top this morning’s news.
The Seattle City Council will hear several interesting briefings this week, covering water quality, police overtime, secure scheduling and paid family leave, and directed investigations of labor violations.
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.