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File #: 21-1160    Version: 1
Type: discussion Status: Filed
File created: 11/24/2021 In control: Ad Hoc Public Safety Committee
Agenda date: 12/9/2021 Final action: 12/9/2021
Title: Implementation of Police Auditor Recommendations Update

Title

Implementation of Police Auditor Recommendations Update

 

Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Briefing only; no action requested

 

City Manager Recommendation:

Briefing only; no action requested

 

Report

Issue:

Discussion on what the Olympia Police Department is doing to implement the recommendations of the Police Auditor.

 

Staff Contact:

Rich Allen, interim police chief, Olympia Police Department, 360.753.8255

 

Presenter(s):

Rich Allen, interim police chief, Olympia Police Department

 

Background and Analysis:

On November 2, 2020, the City Council selected the law firm of Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. to serve as Police Auditor. The purpose is to increase public trust and confidence in the Olympia Police Department by providing an independent review and audit of the Department’s internal investigations regarding complaints against the Department and/or its employees.

 

On August 9, 2021, the Auditor provided City Council a mid-year report highlighting the type of complaints, the response, and a finding on each complaint case audited. The Auditor also provided an analysis of key trends, patterns, and recommendations for revisions.

 

Interim Police Chief Allen will review the Auditor’s recommendations and explain what the Department is doing to implement them.

 

Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):

The community has expressed interest in police reform.

 

Options:

1.                     Receive the report.

2.                     Do not receive the report.

3.                     Receive the report at another time

 

Financial Impact:

Unknown at this time.

 

Attachments:

None.