CITY OF SEATTLE
COUNCIL BILL ____________________
AN ORDINANCE relating to civilian oversight of the police; adding a new Chapter 3.29 to the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); recodifying Subchapters VII, VIII, and IX of Chapter 3.28 of the SMC as Subchapters I, II, and III of Chapter 3.29; and repealing Sections 3.28.805, 3.28.815, 3.28.820, 3.28.910, and 3.28.920 of the SMC.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 3.28.805 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 122744, is repealed:
A. "OPA complaint" refers to a complaint assigned to the Office of Professional Accountability for investigation.
B. "OPA investigation" and "complaint investigation" refer to an investigation of an OPA complaint conducted by the Office of Professional Accountability.))
Section 2. Section 3.28.815 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 120728, is repealed:
((3.28.815 OPA Deputy Director.
The Chief of Police shall, with a recommendation from the OPA Director, appoint the OPA Deputy Director from among the sworn Captain ranks of the Seattle Police Department. The OPA Deputy Director, as overseen by the Director, shall oversee the day-to-day management of the OPA investigative process, employing the best and most effective OPA investigations practices.))
Section 3. Section 3.28.820 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 120728, is repealed:
((3.28.820 OPA procedures manual.
The Police Department shall produce an OPA procedures manual, which shall include instructions for filing a complaint with OPA, and which shall be made available to members of the public, as well as Police Department personnel.))
Section 4. Section 3.28.910 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 122744, is repealed:
((3.28.910 OPA Review Board Responsibility.
A. The OPA Review Board shall review the OPA...Click here for full text