Whitlatch Settlement Underscores Need for a New, Better, Police Union Contract

September 6, 2017 / Editorial Board, Seattle Weekly

“New lesson: Bad cops get golden parachutes.

“Holmes blames the SPOG contract. “The City must regain its ability to manage, discipline, and hold officers accountable without the impediments that have been inserted into collective-bargaining agreements over the years,” Holmes explained after public outcry against the Whitlatch settlement. “This case demonstrates the vital importance obtaining of new agreements with our police unions that fully embrace reforms achieved through the Consent Decree.'”