Police Accountability

5 Questions Unanswered About the Shooting of Charleena Lyles

Here's how officers are already supposed to handle mental health crises.

06/23/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Murray: OPA Independence "Not a No-Brainer"

Mayor Ed Murray explains why he wants to take police oversight out of the police department, and the challenges that presents.

06/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

After Controversial Overturned Misconduct Findings, Council Briefed on "Convoluted" SPD Complaint Process

After a series of controversial overturned SPD misconduct findings, council gets briefed on "convoluted" complaint process.

02/26/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Extra Jolt: McGinn Renominates Head of Police-Oversight Office

After years in administrative limbo, the city's police oversight director could finally be reappointed.

08/28/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Police Oversight Director's Position Still in Limbo

City council member Bruce Harrell says he hasn't gotten an explanation of Mayor Mike McGinn's foot-dragging on police oversight director Kathryn Olson's reappointment.

08/21/2012 By Erica C. Barnett