Brian Coddington, Communications Director, No Phone Number Available
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11 a.m.
The City of Spokane and the Spokane Police Guild reached a new tentative agreement that adds a fifth year to the contract, includes language for three mechanisms of independent investigations and empowers the ombudsman to public closing reports. A companion draft ordinance has also been revised to be consistent with the tentative agreement.
The new tentative agreement:
The citizen Police Ombudsman Commission makes the final decision as to whether further investigation is necessary, and the ombudsman publishes a closing report.
The ombudsman retains its current authority to attend all administrative internal affairs interviews, ask questions, review the complete case file and make a determination as to the thoroughness and objectiveness of the investigation.