The next King County Council Law & Justice Committee Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 2 at 9:30 AM. During this meeting, the OLEO will issue its systemic review of the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) of Tommy Le, as well as its 2019 Annual Report. Public comment is welcome on these topics and will be heard at the end of the meeting.
In addition, please don’t miss a look at the Sheriff’s Office’s new interactive, user-friendly dashboards which allow the community to explore how complaints alleging misconduct by personnel are investigated and resolved by the Internal Investigations Unit.
Using the dashboards, the public can search for data on complaints and their dispositions from 2014 to 2019. The data includes the type of incident, origin of complaint (internal or community), type of employee (sworn or professional), rank, and status (whether currently employed). The data is also searchable by precinct, so community members learn more about concerns regarding how service is experienced where they live. OLEO encourages the public to explore the Sheriff’s Office complaint data dashboard and use the information to provide OLEO with feedback on community priorities and to inform advocacy efforts.
The Sheriff’s Office is the first in the State to make this information available in an interactive manner, and one of very few nationwide that has invested in developing the tools to share information in this way. The posting of these data dashboards reflects an investment by the Sheriff’s Office in strengthening trust with the public.
Also, OLEO has published its Annual Report, which reflects on OLEO’s oversight work done in 2019 to improve policies and practices in the Sheriff’s Office. The report also summarizes trends in complaints, lessons learned from significant incidents and reviews major critical incidents.
View the meeting here at the following Livestream: https://livestream.com/accounts/15175343/events/4485487
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Last updated: 09/01/2020 11:04 AM