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Mayor appoints members to Community Police Commission

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced his appointments to the new Community Police Commission. The Community Police Commission is a partnership between the police department, its officers, community members and public officials. The broad role of the Commission is to support the development of reforms, establishment of police priorities and mechanisms to promote community confidence in the Seattle Police Department.

The Commission consists of 15 members. All 15 members are appointed by the Mayor and are subject to City Council confirmation. The agreement requires that one member from the Seattle Police Officers Guild and one member from the Seattle Police Management Association sit on the Commission. The remaining 13 members were selected from applicants who reside or work in Seattle and include residents from each of the five geographic police precincts.

“Public safety relies on public trust and engagement,” said McGinn. “That’s why I proposed the creation of a Community Police Commission as part of our agreement with the Department of Justice to implement reforms in the Seattle Police Department. I thank all the members of this new commission for volunteering their time and experience to help build trust in our police force by  working to develop reforms and engage the larger Seattle community.”

The co-chairs of the Community Police Commission are Lisa Daugaard and Diane Narasaki.

The members of the Commission are:

  • Claudia D’Allegri, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, vice president of Behavioral Health
  • Lisa Daugaard, co-chair, Defender Association, deputy director
  • Kate Joncas, Downtown Seattle Association, president and CEO
  • Bill Hobson, Downtown Emergency Services Center, executive director
  • Jay Hollingsworth, John T. Williams Organizing Committee
  • Joseph Kessler, Seattle Police Department, captain
  • Diane Narasaki, co-chair, Asian Counseling & Referral Service, executive director
  • John Page, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, program coordinator at the Defender Association’s Racial Disparity Project
  • Tina Podlodowski, former Seattle City Councilmember
  • Marcel Purnell, Youth Undoing Institutional Racism
  • Jennifer Shaw, ACLU of Washington, deputy director
  • Kevin Stuckey, Seattle Police Department, officer
  • Kip Tokuda, former state representative for the 37th Legislative District
  • Rev. Harriet Walden, co-founder of Mothers for Police Accountability
  • Rev. Aaron Williams, Mount Zion Baptist Church, senior pastor

The mayor created the Community Police Commission by Executive Order Number 02-2012 on October 9, 2012. The mayor and City Council worked to develop a list of appointments, including a public application process.

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Time January 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm

[...] appoints members to Community Police Commission Mayor McGinn announced his appointments to the new Community Police Commission this week. The Community Police Commission is a partnership between the police department, its [...]

Comment from Deborah Witmer
Time January 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I would have preferred to see some representation from the community of people with disabilities, especially considering the multiple issues between this community and SPD. While this is a distinguished group, it is lacking a valuable perspective.

Comment from John Helmiere
Time January 18, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I’m very impressed with many of the selections! Looks like a new level of effort on making meaningful changes to improve police-community relations. Thanks for listening and hearing, Mayor McGinn.

Comment from William Murray
Time January 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm

In response to Deborah Witmer’s comment I would think •Bill Hobson, Downtown Emergency Services Center, executive director will be a strong advocate for people with disabilities after hearing him speak in the community several times.

Comment from Asad Hassan
Time January 18, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I would like to see someone from Somali Community in this board and some one from other Immigrant community.

Comment from jim osborn
Time January 19, 2013 at 10:53 am

would have been nice to see some representation from small business like the restaurants and clubs that are often associated with police issues

Comment from Del Martini
Time January 20, 2013 at 11:43 am

Bill Hobson from the DESC on this new Community Police Commission? Good grief, this guy doesn’t know a thing about community, or community building. To his credit, he is good at doing just the opposite.

Comment from marco
Time January 24, 2013 at 12:04 am

How do we get in touch with them, they should have an open door policy, perhaps a monthly meeting where the public can attend and address questions and concerns in an open forum.

Comment from James Hampton
Time February 1, 2013 at 2:29 am

It would have been nice to see Reco Bembry name on this list. I feel he could add value, based on his past work experience in the community and city government. The amazing work he accomplished building positive relationship between police officers and the youth residing in South, South West and Central areas of Seattle during the Rodney King era was amazing. The programs he developed and managed gain national recognition and receive numerous State and City awards.

I also feel that a few youth and young adults would add some unique flavor to this group.

Comment from dawn mason
Time February 18, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Good and balanced choices. Harriett will and can clearly be a smart and committed voice for those living with disabling conditions.I suggest you brief her and keep her close.

If these appointees fail to individually and collectively to be informative and become very pleased to just talk to each other what a waste of good and potentially good citizen representation. I speak from what I know, get good people elected and they give that, I am listening look and that is where it ends. They want to keep these positions so badly. Rep Kip Tokuda, did not hang around in his position long enough to contract the “My God, if I have to hear one more complaint from those who elected me, I will go have a drink disease.”
He was a great seat mate and it is good to see him stepping up for the public good.

Comment from The Rev. Melvin T. Neifert
Time March 1, 2013 at 11:58 am

What the SPD needs is an Internal Affairs division. SPD are still screwing up and using excessive force, regardless of the DoJ threatening to take over the department. The SPD are not held accountable. Having community meetings does not create accountability. If law enforcement breaks the law, then they need to be charged with the same crime and do the same time as any citizen who breaks the law. If a common citizen had shot and killed John T. Williams, that person would be on trial for murder. Why isn’t the officer who killed him standing on trial? This is exactly what the primary issue is. If police officers suffered the same consequences as other folks in the communities, they might think twice about their actions. Then, real reform would happen.

Comment from Kevin Grossman
Time March 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

The Settlement Agreement requires representation from each of the 5 police precincts. Can you tell me which of the members of the CPC represent the north precinct, where I live?

Comment from Nathaniel Merrill
Time March 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm

@Kevin: Kate Joncas and Diane Narasaki live in the North Precinct, and Marcel Purnell works there.

Comment from Kevin Grossman
Time March 18, 2013 at 8:41 am

Thanks, Nathaniel. How can I communicate with Kate and Diane?

Comment from Jessie SK
Time March 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm

“would have been nice to see some representation from small business like the restaurants and clubs that are often associated with police issues”

I’d be honored to be involved as needed on behalf of the Seattle Nightlife & Music Association (www.seattle-nma.org). Feel free to contact me through that site if there’s any way I can support this commission.

Jessie Summa-Kusiak
president, SNMA

Comment from Carolyn Malone
Time September 13, 2013 at 11:12 am

I NEED to meet and discuss the on-going Seattle Police harassment, intimidatation, menace and ambush with the Commission because other agencies are so intimidated by SPD and their lawyers until they REFUSE to assist me and follow through, even Seattle City Council reps will not help me. I cannot even get an appointment with Bruce Harrell or Nick Licata to talk about police crimes against citizens, especially persons of color. Be advised that my email address has been compromised; I can receive messages but CANNOT REPLY. I attend Mt. Ziion Baptist Church and would much prefer having a letter, addressed to me, sent their because my residence is a VERY HOSTILE PLACE TO LIVE (Earnestine Anderson Place at 2010 South Jackson, #613.
Please Repond ASAP!