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January 28, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Clark Kimerer, SPD’s longest serving assistant chief, to retire

Assistant Seattle Police Chief Clark Kimerer has informed the department of his intent to retire, ending a storied 30-year career that saw his star quickly rise but steadily fade in the face of federal findings that the department had not controlled excessive use of force. His retirement, effective June 30, was disclosed to the department in…

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October 30, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Federal judge approves L.A. consultant as Seattle police monitor

A federal judge today approved Los Angeles police consultant Merrick Bobb as the independent monitor to oversee Seattle police reforms, putting the job in the hands of a person resisted by Police Chief John Diaz and police commanders. The city of Seattle and the Department of Justice filed a joint request last week asking a U.S….

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October 24, 2012 at 3:30 PM

City, feds formally ask judge to appoint L.A. consultant as SPD monitor

The City of Seattle and the Department of Justice, as expected, filed a joint request Wednesday asking a federal judge to appoint Los Angeles police consultant Merrick Bobb as the independent monitor to oversee police reforms. The request, in a four-page motion, was submitted to U.S. District Judge James Robart, who is presiding over a settlement…

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