Independent Oversight of Police: “Out of Excuses”

Councilmember Salvatori brings forward an ordinance expanding Ombudsman powers!

In February 2013, Spokane voters passed Proposition 1 with a 70% yes vote, to mandate independent investigations of Spokane police. Councilmember Salvatori’s ordinance will now implement that mandate.

From the Inlander story “Out of Excuses”
Salvatori says he’s “out of excuses” for citizens who ask why Proposition 1, a measure passed overwhelmingly in February to give the Office of Police Ombudsman expanded powers, hasn’t yet resulted in actual changes. The city says such changes — among them, independent investigative powers and a commission to choose future ombudsmen — will be included in a new contract with the Spokane Police Guild, but the two sides haven’t reached one in 20 months of negotiations.

Testify or come show your support on Monday Sept 30, 6pm at City Hall

Urge Councilmembers to vote Yes:

Ben Stuckart: [email protected]

Amber Waldref: [email protected]

Nancy McLaughlin: [email protected]

Mike Fagan: [email protected]

Mike Allen: [email protected]

Jon Snyder: [email protected]

Steve Salvatori: [email protected]