City, Spokane Police Guild agree to updated contract deal

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 22 at 6:40 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The City of Spokane and the Spokane Police Guild reached an updated agreement on their tentative contract deal Friday night.  The new agreement included language to allow the use of body cameras on police officers.

WATCH: SPD to start wearing body cameras by 2015

Mayor David Condon made a formal announcement about the agreement late Saturday morning. 

Police officers were expected to be outfitted with cameras by the end of 2014. The city has already ordered 220 of the body cameras.

MORE: New Spokane Police Guild deal extends ombudsman’s powers

The five-year contract also includes an annual 2 percent raise for officers for 2015 and extends the authority of the Office of the Police Ombudsman (OPO). Contract language allows for independent investigations when internal affairs decides not to open an investigation, or if internal affairs declines further investigation when requested by the Ombudsman’s office.

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