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June 3, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Confirmation hearings for SPD-chief nominee to begin Wednesday

Bertie Ahern, Michael McDowell, Kathleen O'Toole

Kathleen O’Toole

Kathleen O’Toole, Mayor Ed Murray’s choice to become the next Seattle police chief, will appear before a City Council committee Wednesday for the start of  confirmation proceedings on her nomination.

The Seattle City Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee will ask the former Boston police commissioner a series of questions during the first of several hearings over the next three weeks. The 2 p.m. hearing will be in Council Chambers. Public comment is scheduled for the beginning of the meeting.

Other hearings:

June 11, 5:30 p.m. — A public hearing before the committee will be held at New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave. S. Members of the public can testify and offer their views on the nominee, which council members will take it into account when making their decision and deciding what questions to ask O’Toole at the next meeting.

Thursday, June 12, 3 p.m. — O’Toole will appear in council chambers and complete a final round of questioning from council members in a meeting of the committee, which will then vote on confirmation.

Monday, June 23, 2 p.m. — Full council to vote on O’Toole’s nomination in council chambers.

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