Honored to receive the Contribution to Oversight Award!

Last week in Spokane, I received the National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement’s Contribution to Oversight Award just after delivering the keynote address.

NACOLE is a national non-profit dedicated to improving oversight of police officers in the U.S. and fair and professional law enforcement that is responsive to community needs. It is an honor to be recognized by this innovative group for my longtime commitment to police reform in Seattle.

As a founding member of the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB), police accountability reform is one of the reasons I first ran for City Attorney. Since that time, we have made significant advances with the federally monitored Consent Decree, but there is much work ahead.

Working together, we will achieve constitutional policing in Seattle, and in line with our City’s progressive values.