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Notes from the SPD overtime audit briefing

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.

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This week: water quality, SPD overtime, labor issues, and more!

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.

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A deeper look at the Berkshire report on police staffing

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.

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