Mayor Mike McGinn said late Thursday that the city has not yet reached a deal with the Department of Justice on a plan to fix problems inside the Seattle Police Department, but he said negotiations on an agreement are ongoing.

It's an important deal, and there's complex issues and the parties have been really hard at work at it, because it matters not just to ... the issues that DOJ has raised but, of course, the effectiveness of our police officers and our budget, McGinn said.

So these are complex issues. The discussions have been extensive and detailed and they're ongling, McGinn said.

Reporting by KING 5's Jim Forman.

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