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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Seattle Police Department's Lack of Disclosure Questioned

"The way the Seattle Police Department publicly discloses officer disciplinary records -- or rather, the way it doesn't -- may be ripe for a legal challenge, state open records law experts say, and at least one city politician has vowed to push the issue. 'We need to make the activities of our police much more transparent,' said Seattle City Council President Nick Licata. 'If it means going to court, then we're willing to do that.'"

The president of a city council threatening to sue the city? That doesn't happen every day.

Allied Law Group's Greg Overstreet is quoted in the article.