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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

January 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM

McGinn announces appointments to new police commission

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn this morning announced his 15 appointments to the city’s new Community Police Commission to help oversee police reforms. The 15 appointees are subject to City Council confirmation.

Appointed by the mayor were:

Claudia D’Allegri, vice president of Behavioral Health for Sea Mar Community Health Centers;

Lisa Daugaard, deputy director of The Defender Association;

Kate Joncas, president and CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association;

Bill Hobson, executive director of the Downtown Emergency Services Center;

Jay Hollingsworth, John T. Williams Organizing Committee;

Capt. Joseph Kessler, Seattle Police Department;

Diane Narasaki, , executive director of the Asian Counseling & Referral Service;

John Page, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, program coordinator at the Defender Association’s Racial Disparity Project;

Tina Podlodowski, former Seattle City Councilmember;

Marcel Purnell, Youth Undoing Institutional Racism;

Jennifer Shaw, ACLU of Washington, deputy director;

Kevin Stuckey, Seattle Police Department officer;

Kip Tokuda, former state representative for the 37th Legislative District;

The Rev. Harriett Walden, co-founder of Mothers for Police Accountability;

The Rev. Aaron Williams, , senior pastor of the Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Daugaard and Narasaki will co-chair the commission. To read brief bios of the nominees, click here.

The Community Police Commission was created as part of the city’s settlement agreement with the Department of Justice requiring reforms to curtail excessive force in the Police Department and curb biased policing. The commission will help ensure community involvement in the reforms and will guide an independent, court-appointed monitor who will oversee the agreement.

The settlement agreement requires that the commission be made up of one member from the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild and one member from the Seattle Police Management Association, according to the city. The remaining 13 members were selected from applicants who reside or work in Seattle and include residents from each of the five geographic police precincts.

 

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