City Officials Respond To Proposed Police Department Reform - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

City Officials Respond To Proposed Police Department Reform

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Council members have outlined a list of reforms designed to repair trust between the citizens of Spokane and its police department.

The resolution comes from committee meetings between the council, Interim Police Chief Scott Stevens, the Police Ombudsman and community groups that began at the beginning of the year.

There are 13 specific points in the resolution, outlining what the city needs to do to restore the relationship and image the police department currently has in the city.

Council President Ben Stuckart says this has been a priority of this new city council from the first day they took office.

The City Council is expected to vote on the resolution during their February 6th meeting.    

Residents are encouraged to attend and comment during that meeting.

If passed, it could be up to a year before all policies take effect.

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