Vote scheduled to increase oversight of Spokane PD

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 6 at 8:28 AM

SPOKANE—Spokane City Council members are scheduled to vote Monday on a proposal to increase oversight of the police department.

The city council president said the resolution came about because many people living in Spokane lack trust in the police department.  The resolution urges the city administration to take action on police oversight, training, and service.

The resolution aims to force the police department to have better communication with the citizens of Spokane.  The city council worked with the interim police chief and a few community groups to put this resolution together.
 
Councilmen Mike Fagan expects the resolution to unanimously pass.  If it passes, experts said the changes won’t happen overnight.

The city administration would have to create a plan to put the resolution into action.

The vote is scheduled for 6 P.M. at the regular city council meeting.  It is open to the public.
 

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