Citizens Review Panel Study Materials, 1984-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Citizens Review Panel (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Citizens Review Panel Study Materials
Dates
1984-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.4 cubic feet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
9514-01
Summary
Materials gathered and consulted by the Citizens Review Panel in the course of preparing its report on police accountability.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Citizens Review Panel was convened by Mayor Paul Schell in 1999 to study the Seattle Police Department's policies and procedures relating to accountability and the reporting of police misconduct. The panel consisted of a retired judge, two attorneys, and a retired FBI agent. While the group found no evidence of widespread corruption within the department, it did determine that the mechanisms for reporting misconduct were not sufficient. In its final report, the panel made several recommendations, perhaps the most important of which was the creation of an Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) to replace the Internal Investigations Section. Other recommendations involved training, performance evaluations, and rules for investigations. Most of the report's recommendations were followed, including the creation of the OPA to handle complaints and investigate misconduct.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials gathered and consulted by the Citizens Review Panel in the course of preparing its report. Includes SPD policy and procedure manuals, curriculum materials from the Law Enforcement Academy, union contracts, and reports previously published about the police department. Also includes information solicited from other cities and agencies regarding police auditors, internal investigations, and other relevant programs. The panel's final report is cataloged separately in the Published Documents Collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Citizens Review Panel Study Materials, Record Series 9514-01. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

9514-01:  Citizens Review Panel Study Materials, 1984-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Seattle Police Department Training Manual
1998
1/2
Seattle Police Department Investigations Bureau Manual
1998
1/3
Seattle Police Department Vice Section Manual
1997
1/4
Seattle Police Department Narcotics Section Manual
1995
1/5
Seattle Police Department Evidence Section Manual
1999
1/6
Seattle-King County Medical Examiner's Office Policy and Procedure Manual
1996
1/7
Report of Special Panel (Hostage Situations)
1984
1/8
Seattle Police Department Internal Complaint Study (Bell Study)
1989
1/9
Seattle Police Department Management Study (Buracker Study)
1989
2/1
Information Requests to Other Agencies
1999
2/2
Information Requests to Other Agencies
1999
2/3
Information Requests to Other Agencies
1999
2/4
Information Requests to Other Agencies
1999
2/5
Information Requests to Other Agencies
1999
2/6
Police Auditors - Other Cities
1997-1999
2/7
Internal Investigations - Other Cities
1999
2/8
Internal Investigations - Other Cities
1999
3/1
Law Enforcement Academy
1997-1999
3/2
Law Enforcement Academy Curriculum
1999
3/3
Law Enforcement Academy Curriculum
1999
3/4
Law Enforcement Academy Curriculum
1999
3/5
Law Enforcement Academy Curriculum
1999
3/6
Whistleblowers
1995-1999
3/7
Ethics Training
1998
3/8
Performance Evaluation Systems
1999
3/9
ACLU Correspondence and Reports
1991-1997
4/1
Union Contracts - Seattle Police Officers Guild
1999
4/2
Union Contracts - Seattle Police Management Association
1999
4/3
Union Contracts - Seattle Parking Enforcement Officers Association
1999
4/4
Union Contracts - Teamsters (Evidence Warehouse Unit and Community Service Officer Unit)
1999
4/5
Union Contracts - Joint Crafts Council
1999
4/6
Union Contracts - IFPTE
1999
4/7
"Cops and Kids" VHS video (cataloged separately in motion picture database)
1998

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Police internal investigation--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Police misconduct--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Citizens Review Panel (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.). Police Dept.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)