police reform http://www.kplu.org en Feds: Seattle Police Now Have Building Blocks For 'Longstanding Reform' http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-seattle-police-now-have-building-blocks-longstanding-reform <p></p><p>The Seattle Police Department has made “significant process” in an effort to reform a culture of excessive use of force and racially-biased policing, U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said on Tuesday.</p><p>“We now have the building blocks to have significant longstanding reform,” said Durkan during a news conference held following a meeting with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey and Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:25:08 +0000 Martha Kang 13220 at http://www.kplu.org Feds: Seattle Police Now Have Building Blocks For 'Longstanding Reform' Police monitor reports significant, if uneven, progress toward reform http://www.kplu.org/post/police-monitor-reports-significant-if-uneven-progress-toward-reform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The court-appointed watch dog monitoring the Seattle </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Department has completed <a href="http://seattlemonitor.com/uploads/Seattle_First_Semiannual_Report_Final.pdf">his first report </a>on the department's progress, and the report paints a picture of a police force moving unevenly toward reform.</span></p><p>Merrick Bobb and his team's job is to make sure police follow the plan to end excessive use of force and racially-biased policing.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:33:59 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8586 at http://www.kplu.org Police monitor reports significant, if uneven, progress toward reform Will deal with Dept. of Justice really change police culture? http://www.kplu.org/post/will-deal-dept-justice-really-change-police-culture <p>How do you make sure there is genuine change within the Seattle Police Department? That’s what some Seattle City Council members are asking as the city gets set to implement a police reform plan mandated by an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.</p><p>For the complete story, click the listen button above.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:56:04 +0000 Paula Wissel 6389 at http://www.kplu.org