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Press Release:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor Mary Verner today announced that she will request that the U.S. Department of Justice conduct a what's known as a "Pattern or Practice Investigation" of the Spokane Police Department.

The Mayor has spoken with local Department of Justice (DOJ) officials, but the City does not know whether the DOJ will take on the review or what the time frame for such a review would be.

"The public must trust its law enforcement institutions," says Mayor Verner.  "This outside view can help identify our faults and rebuild trust."

The review is like an audit that will seek to identify patterns or practices by a law enforcement agency that either deprive individuals of their rights or that lead to discrimination.  The DOJ would consider the department's policies, training, procedures for monitoring and supervising employees, procedures for accepting citizen complaints, and implementation of its policies and procedures, among other things.

The review could take up to 18 months and could result in recommendations for changes or required actions.

 

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