Times: SPD proposes auditor to review probes of police shootings

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by STEVE MILETICH / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 8:43 AM

In a move aimed at bolstering public confidence, Seattle police proposed Thursday the creation of a civilian auditor, possibly a retired judge, to independently review department investigations into shootings by officers.

Police officials presented the idea to the City Council's Public Safety and Education Committee, saying the appointment of an auditor would address concerns about the department's ability to impartially examine such shootings.

"I think it's a great idea — more eyes," said Committee Chairman Tim Burgess, who promised the committee would study the proposal.

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