Brian Coddington

Tentative police contract strengthens oversight

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, No Phone Number Available

Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10 a.m.

A tentative agreement (PDF 533 KB) with the police guild includes strengthened independent citizen oversight (PDF 744 KB) of the police department as Spokane Mayor David Condon pushed for resolution on drafting an ordinance (PDF 201 KB) that would set the policies to implement an ombudsman commission.

The agreement with the guild furthers top community priorities and includes provisions for outfitting officers with body cameras, another part of the Use of Force recommendation to enhance police oversight. The financial terms of the agreement allow the police department to add 25 new officers as proposed in the 2014 budget.

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