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November 3, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Fill-in named to supervise King Co. law-enforcement oversight

The current director of the King County Office of Labor Relations will supervise the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight on an interim basis while a national search is conducted for a permanent director, the King County Council announced Monday. Patti Cole-Tindall will supervise the oversight office while remaining in her labor-relations position during the interim period,…

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September 4, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Civilian head of sheriff oversight quits; neck restraints ‘last straw’

  Charles Gaither, the first director of King County’s Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO), said he will leave the job on Friday after what he describes as three “difficult” years. “It’s a difficult environment when you don’t have the capacity to compel change,” he said. “This was not the best recipe for effective civilian…

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