City, Police Guild reach tentative deal to hire new officers

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 1:00 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Mayor David Condon announced a tentative agreement Friday with the Police Guild, the union that represents police officers on the force.

The contract agreement included a two percent pay raise for current officers, budgeting for 25 new hires to the force, and plans to outfit officers with body cameras.

Mayor Condon said an ordinance he pushed for to expand citizen investigative oversight of SPD was still on hold, however.

“It is a process that has its highs and lows as you bring in,” Condon said.  “But I would suggest that any of you in the past several years would not see the transparency as we negotiate this or we figure this out in the ordinance."

The Spokane City Council scheduled three public meetings to discuss police oversight.

The tentative Police Guild agreement reached Friday still needed approval by the city council.

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