Brian Coddington, Communications Director, No Phone Number Available
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11 a.m.
The Spokane City Council will consider an updated tentative agreement (PDF 833 KB) and revised draft ordinance (PDF 91 KB) when it meets on Monday.
The City of Spokane and the Spokane Police Guild reached a new tentative agreement that adds a fifth year to the contract, includes language for three mechanisms of independent investigations and empowers the ombudsman to public closing reports. A companion draft ordinance has also been revised to be consistent with the tentative agreement.
The new tentative agreement:
The citizen Police Ombudsman Commission makes the final decision as to whether further investigation is necessary, and the ombudsman publishes a closing report.
The ombudsman retains its current authority to attend all administrative internal affairs interviews, ask questions, review the complete case file and make a determination as to the thoroughness and objectiveness of the investigation.