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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, August 27, 2012

"Federal judge approves DOJ settlement over Seattle police department"

From Jurist:

A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington[official website] on Friday tentatively approved a settlement agreement between the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the City of Seattle relating to a DOJ investigation of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) [official websites]. Judge James Robart gave provisional approval for the agreement [joint motion, PDF], which will implement a package of reforms that overhauls police rules, especially on the use of force, and installs an independent monitor to oversee the department and make regular reports to the court and public.

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