Most federal oversight of Seattle Police Department ends after more than a decade

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2023
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SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department has achieved “full, sustained and lasting compliance” with most of the provisions of a federal settlement agreement that was intended to transform the department, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge James Robart announced the ruling on Wednesday, The Seattle Times reported. The ruling brings an end to court oversight of police reforms in Seattle, with the exception of two areas. Robart said he would retain jurisdiction over crowd control, including tactics and use of force, and officer accountability. Seattle has overhauled virtually...

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