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News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
As we approach the anniversary of WTO and a new series of rallies, the City of Seattle needs to show that it has learned the right lessons from last year's demonstrations.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
In September the Seattle City Council passed the first ordinance resulting from police failures during the WTO demonstrations. As recommended in the ACLU's report on WTO, the law requires all Seattle Police Department officers to wear legible identification on the outermost layer of their uniforms and to orally identify themselves when asked by citizens.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
Recommendations to our City Leaders for Contract Negotiations with Seattle Police Officers Guild
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
Although the Seattle City Council has adopted reforms to strengthen citizen oversight of police misconduct investigations, a move is already underway to weaken them by eliminating one component – the citizen audit panel.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The recent settlement of a case in which a police chase resulted in an innocent motorist’s death and an injury to his passenger again points to the need for a statewide law governing high-speed police chases.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
While concern over police accountability in Seattle has come to the fore in the past year, it is hardly a new issue. In the last dozen years, no less than six City-sponsored reports, and three ACLU-WA reports, have criticized the police internal investigations system for not responding to the needs of the community it serves.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington today issued a report calling for the creation of an independent office for police accountability.

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