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Case Name United States v. City of Seattle PN-WA-0001
Docket / Court 2:12-cv-01282-JLR ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Policing
Special Collection Police Violence Protests (Spring/Summer 2020)
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On March 31, 2011, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) opened an investigation of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (then codified at 42 U.S.C. § 14141; then recodified to 34 U.S.C. § 12601), the ... read more >
On March 31, 2011, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) opened an investigation of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (then codified at 42 U.S.C. § 14141; then recodified to 34 U.S.C. § 12601), the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Following a comprehensive investigation, on December 16, 2011, the DOJ announced its findings that SPD engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive force that violated the Constitution and federal law.

On July 27, 2012, the DOJ filed this lawsuit against the City of Seattle in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington under 42 U.S.C. § 14141. DOJ sought an order requiring the Seattle Police Department to adopt certain training and supervision accountability to prevent further excessive use of force. The complaint was filed concurrently with a settlement and proposed order of resolution on behalf of both parties that provided guidance on procedures the Seattle Police Department must implement.

U.S. District Judge James L. Robart provisionally entered the settlement August 30th of that year, pending later modifications to increase monitor and court oversight. These changes were made, and Judge Robart approved Merrick Bobb as the police monitor for the City of Seattle on October 30, 2012. On November 28, 2012, the first status conference for implementation of the consent decree was held before Judge Robart. On March 12, 2013, Judge Robart approved the monitoring plan for the first year.

The Seattle Community Police Commission (CPC) moved to intervene on October 24, 2013. On November 26, 2013, Judge Robart denied the motion, finding that the motion was not timely submitted and that CPC was already adequately represented in the action. However, Judge Robart granted CPC amicus curiae status in order to allow CPC to express its views on issues raised by the parties in this action. CPC submitted its amicus brief on December 3, 2013.

On November 27, 2013, the monitor submitted a consensus use of force policy to guard against discriminatory policing and unlawful stops and searches. This policy was reviewed and approved by Judge Robart on January 17, 2014.

On March 3, 2014, the monitor submitted a consensus performance mentoring policy to establish a proactive risk management strategy for identifying and correcting possible problematic behavior. Judge Robart reviewed and approved this policy on March 20, 2014.

Two months later, on May 24, 2014, Judge Robart approved the monitoring plan for the second year. In accordance with the plan, the monitor submitted Force Investigation Team training curriculum and materials, which set forth the training the independent FIT would receive to investigate high level uses of force. In addition, the monitor also submitted crisis intervention and comprehensive use of force training materials to the court. These materials were approved by Judge Robart on June 13, 2014.

On July 10, 2014, Judge Robart also approved the monitor's submitted operations and training manual for the SPD Office of Professional Accountability. An additional consensus use of force curriculum was approved by Judge Robart on August 14, 2014. On September 22, 2014, Judge Robart approved the monitor's search and seizure and bias-free policing training materials as well as the monitor's consensus advanced crisis intervention training curriculum and strategy.

In 2015, Judge Robart approved a number of submissions by the Monitor:
February 20: 2015 training plan
March 19: third-year monitoring plan
May 11: revised early intervention system policy
June 4: revised crisis intervention policy
June 11: policies for bias-free policing
July 20: update to the third-year monitoring plan adjusting the training schedule and some relevant milestones
October 1: deadlines in the monitoring plan

Judge Robart approved the following submissions in 2016:
January 20: newly revised Office of Professional Accountability manual and two related SPD policies
July 14: fourth-year monitoring plan
September 19: deadlines in the monitoring plan
December 1: deadline extensions
December 13: Procedural Manual for SPD's Force Investigation Unit

The monitor filed a progress report on September 26, 2016, indicating that SPD might be fully compliant by fall 2017 based on the progress made to date. The report indicated that "many officers have come to understand that the Consent Decree encapsulates best practice" and "that the necessary cultural change has begun to at least some meaningful extent" though work remained to be done to ensure this change was not temporary. The report noted a decrease in incidents involving moderate or higher levels of force. The report indicated that areas of improvement necessary for compliance include "better and sustained trust of the SPD in all the various and diverse communities it serves."

Judge Robart approved the following submissions in 2017:
January 3: 2017 SPD Training Plan
February 7: Seattle Police Department's Crowd Management Policy
May 3: SPD's draft body-worn video policy

On January 10, 2018, the court declared the City of Seattle to be in full and effective compliance with the consent decree. The court ordered the commencement of the Phase II sustainment period plan that same day. "During Phase II, the Monitor will . . . assist the City and SPD in evaluating the changes they have implemented, considering whether those new policies need any tweaks or modifications to be most effective."

The City of Seattle submitted its Sustainment Period Plan for Phase II on March 2, 2018. It was approved on March 13. The City agreed to provide seven quarterly reports addressing the City’s sustained compliance with the Consent Decree. The Sustainment Plan required that each quarterly report include recent data on use-of-force and crisis intervention practices, an update on the activities of the Seattle Police Department’s Force Review Board and Unit, and a discussion of relevant activities of the accountability organizations. The City filed its first quarterly report on July 31, 2018. According to the report, data on use of force and crisis intervention practices demonstrated that the City had continued to comply with the Consent Decree.

On December 3, 2018, the court requested the parties to show cause whether the court should find that the City of Seattle has failed to maintain full and effective compliance with the Consent Decree. Specifically, two considerations formed the basis of the court's order to show cause: (1) the City’s completion of its collective bargaining with the Seattle Police Officer's Guild and the impact of that bargaining on the Accountability Ordinance; and (2) the Disciplinary Review Board decision to overturn the former police chief's decision to terminate a SPD Officer who punched a hand-cuffed subject who was sitting in a patrol car. On May 15, 2019, the court held a hearing on its order to show cause in which the parties and the CPC participated.

The court found on May 21, 2019, that the City had fallen partially out of full and effective compliance with the Consent Decree. The court did not find any compliance issues with respect to the areas listed in the Phase II Sustainment Plan, but noted that a number of key assessments needed to be completed within the remainder of the sustainment period. With respect to accountability, the court found that the City was out of compliance due to changes in the Accountability Ordinance that occurred following implementation of the collective bargaining agreement with the Seattle Police Officer's Guild and the City’s reversion to an arbitration system that is materially unchanged from the old, inadequate accountability regime. The court noted that once the City achieved full and effective compliance with its accountability responsibilities, the City would need to maintain that compliance for two years. Bizarrely, the DoJ responded to this order by saying that the accountability concerns expressed by the court were not included in the consent decree. This may have been related to a November 2018 memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions limiting use of consent decrees.

In August of 2019 the defendants submitted a motion to approve new accountability methodologies, which the court accepted in October of that year.

The defendants filed their 6th quarterly report on October 31, 2019, and filed their 7th quarterly report at the end of December.

On May 7, 2020, the parties submitted a joint motion stipulating that large portions of the consent decree be terminated, as the city had been in full compliance with those provisions for two years. However, by the next month the defendants had to withdraw that motion. In response to the large scale protests that broke out following the killing of George Floyd, the SPD used crowd control tactics and force that were potentially in violation of the consent decree. Therefore, the city withdrew the joint motion in order hear more about the propriety and legality of those tactics before moving forward.

Facing public backlash to the crackdown, Seattle City Council passed a new ordinance that prohibited use of "crowd control weapons" on protesters. The ordinance was to take effect on July 26, 2020. The City filed a notice of the ordinance with the court on July 17. The City noted a concern that the ordinance may conflict with the Consent Decree and asked the court to enjoin the effective date of the ordinance. Construing the notice as a motion for a TRO, the court denied the motion without prejudice because the City's notice failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits and failed to address any of the other required elements for a TRO. 2020 WL 4207379. Nonetheless, the court recognized that it would eventually need to analyze the effect of the ordinance on the Consent Decree and requested the City to submit a copy of analysis on the ordinance being prepared by the Seattle Office of Police Accountability and the Seattle Office of Inspector General. In addition, the court requested each party to submit memoranda on the interaction of the ordinance and the Consent Decree and any SDP policies governed by the Consent Decree.

Prior to the completion of the report or memoranda, the SPD issued a directive to SPD officers to ensure compliance with the ordinance. The DOJ moved for a TRO against enforcing this directive, claiming that it was a change to policies of the SPD that must be reviewed by the U.S. and the monitor. The court granted that motion on July 25, 2020 and enjoined implementation of the directive and the implementation date of the ordinance. --- F. Supp. 3d ----; 2020 WL 4275515. The parties later stipulated and the court approved that the TRO be converted into a preliminary injunction in order to facilitate the policy review process set forth in the Consent Decree. The parties also agreed that the preliminary injunction would terminate only by court order or by joint motion of the parties and approval of the court.

Other police reform proposals also came into conflict with the consent decree. In June 2021, the Seattle City Council rejected a proposal to cut $2.83 million from the SPD's budget due in part to concerns that the budget cuts would not comply with the terms of the consent decree. More details can be found here.

Meanwhile, the City of Seattle's position seemed to reflect some acknowledgement of the public pressure on police reform. In February, the city submitted its proposed revisions to the SPD's Use of Force and Crowd Management policy, which was last updated in 2017. The proposed policy stated that "SPD [was] committed to exploring strategies to further minimize the use of blast balls and pepper balls."

This case remains ongoing.

Andrew Steiger - 11/18/2013
John He - 02/15/2016
Virginia Weeks - 03/11/2018
Anna Brito - 11/14/2018
Jack Hibbard - 08/06/2020
Justin Hill - 09/12/2021


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Preliminary relief granted
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Training
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
General
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures
Pattern or Practice
Pepper/OC spray
Record-keeping
Search policies
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action 34 U.S.C. § 12601 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 14141)
Defendant(s) City of Seattle
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2012 - n/a
Filed 07/27/2012
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PN-WA-0004 : Mahoney v. Holder (W.D. Wash.)
Additional Resources
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  Review of the Use of Monitors in Civil Settlement Agreements and Consent Decrees Involving State and Local Government Entities
U.S. Department of Justice
Date: 9/13/2021
By: Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assoc. AG Vanita Gupta (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Policing the Police: The Impact of "Pattern-or-Practice" Investigations on Crime
https://www.nber.org/papers/w27324
Date: June 2020
By: Tanaya Devi, Roland G. Fryer Jr (Harvard Faculty)
[ Detail ]

  [Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement Memo]
U.S. Department of Justice
Date: Nov. 7, 2018
By: U.S. Department of Justice
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Data examining the Department of Justice's civil rights investigations of local and state police departments
Marshall Project
Date: Jan. 17, 2017
By: Tom Meagher (Marshall Project)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  The Civil Rights Division’s Pattern and Practice Police Reform Work: 1994-Present
https://www.justice.gov/
Date: Jan. 4, 2017
By: U.S. Department of Justice
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  An Interactive Guide to the Civil Rights Division’s Police Reforms
https://www.justice.gov/
Date: Jan. 4, 2017
By: U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?
Date: Nov. 13, 2015
By: Kimbriell Kelly, Sarah Childress and Steven Rich (Frontline/Post)
Citation: Washington Post (Nov. 13, 2015)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Court Docket(s)
W.D. Wash.
08/31/2021
2:12−cv−01282
PN-WA-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
not recorded
Appendix A: Schedule of Priorities for the Settlement Agreement
PN-WA-0001-0018.pdf | External Link | Detail
not recorded
03/31/2011
Justice Department Opens Investigation into the Seattle Police Department
PN-WA-0001-0055.pdf | External Link | Detail
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
not recorded
11/23/2011
United States' Investigation ofthe Seattle Police Department-- Garrity Protections
PN-WA-0001-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
not recorded
12/16/2011
Investigation of the Seattle Police Department
PN-WA-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section
not recorded
12/16/2011
Justice Department Releases Investigative Findings on the Seattle Police Department
PN-WA-0001-0056.pdf | External Link | Detail
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
not recorded
07/27/2012
Justice Department Announces Agreement with City of Seattle to Implement Reforms of Seattle Police Department
PN-WA-0001-0057.pdf | External Link | Detail
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
W.D. Wash.
07/27/2012
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PN-WA-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
07/27/2012
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 3-1]
PN-WA-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
07/27/2012
Joint Motion and [Proposed] Order for Approval of Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Order of Resolution and Entry of Judgment [ECF# 3]
PN-WA-0001-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
W.D. Wash.
07/27/2012
Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States and the City of Seattle [ECF# 3]
PN-WA-0001-0006.pdf | Detail
W.D. Wash.
08/17/2012
Stipulation and Joint Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law [ECF# 5]
PN-WA-0001-0009.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
08/30/2012
Order Provisionally Approving Settlement Agreement [ECF# 8]
PN-WA-0001-0007.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
09/19/2012
Stipulation and Proposed Order for Modification and For Entry of Preliminary Approval of the Parties' Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Order of Resolution [ECF# 11]
PN-WA-0001-0008.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
09/20/2012
Stipulation [ECF# 12]
PN-WA-0001-0010.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
09/21/2012
Stipulation and Order for Modification and for Entry of Preliminary Approval of the Parties' Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Order of Resolution [ECF# 13]
PN-WA-0001-0067.pdf | External Link | Detail
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
W.D. Wash.
09/24/2012
Order Provisionally Entering the Parties' Stipulation and Limited Protective Order [ECF# 15]
PN-WA-0001-0011.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
09/24/2012
Proposed Order Granting Relief from Protective Order and Third Party Seattle Times Company's Motion to Intervene [ECF# 19]
PN-WA-0001-0012.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
10/09/2012
United States of America v. City of Seattle - Amended Stipulation and Proposed Order for Final Approval of Limited Protective Order [ECF# 24]
PN-WA-0001-0013.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
10/10/2012
Amended Stipulation and Order for Final Approval of Limited Protective Order [ECF# 26]
PN-WA-0001-0014.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
not recorded
03/05/2013
Monitoring Plan for the First Year
PN-WA-0001-0017.pdf | External Link | Detail
W.D. Wash.
03/12/2013
Monitoring Plan for the First Year [ECF# 67]
PN-WA-0001-0029.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
03/26/2013
Order [ECF# 69]
PN-WA-0001-0015.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
not recorded
04/01/2013
The Seattle Police Monitor First Semiannual Report April 2013
PN-WA-0001-0019.pdf | External Link | Detail
W.D. Wash.
05/20/2013
Order (Approving Seattle Monitoring Team's April 2013 Invoice) [ECF# 72]
PN-WA-0001-0016.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
06/10/2013
Stipulated Motion to Amend Order Approving Merrick Bobb as Monitor, and Order [ECF# 76]
PN-WA-0001-0030.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
09/03/2013
Order [ECF# 83]
PN-WA-0001-0031.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
11/05/2013
Stipulated Motion and Order to Extend by One Day the United States' Deadline to Respond to the CPC [ECF# 95]
PN-WA-0001-0032.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
11/08/2013
Stipulated Motion and [Proposed] Order to Re-Note Pending Motions and to Extend the Deadlines for the City and the Community Police Commission to File Reply Briefs [ECF# 97]
PN-WA-0001-0033.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
11/26/2013
Order Regarding Motion to Intervene and Motions for Deadline Extensions [ECF# 106] (2013 WL 6185219)
PN-WA-0001-0034.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: Bloomberg Law
W.D. Wash.
11/27/2013
Memorandum Submitting Consensus Use of Force Policies [ECF# 107]
PN-WA-0001-0023.pdf | External Link | Detail
not recorded
12/01/2013
Seattle Police Monitor Second Semiannual Report December 2013
PN-WA-0001-0021.pdf | External Link | Detail
W.D. Wash.
12/17/2013
Order Approving Consensus Use of Force Policies [ECF# 115]
PN-WA-0001-0024.pdf | External Link | Detail
W.D. Wash.
01/17/2014
Memorandum Submitting Consensus Seattle Police Department Policies and Order Approving Same [ECF# 116]
PN-WA-0001-0035.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
01/31/2014
Memorandum Submitting Consensus Seattle Police Department Crisis Intervention Policy [ECF# 121]
PN-WA-0001-0025.pdf | External Link | Detail
W.D. Wash.
03/03/2014
Memorandum Submitting Consensus Seattle Police Department Performance Mentoring Policy [ECF# 123]
PN-WA-0001-0026.pdf | External Link | Detail
W.D. Wash.
03/17/2014
Second Year Monitoring Plan [ECF# 127]
PN-WA-0001-0020.pdf | External Link | Detail
W.D. Wash.
03/20/2014
Memorandum Submitting Consensus Seattle Police Department Performance Mentoring Policy [ECF# 128]
PN-WA-0001-0027.pdf | External Link | Detail
W.D. Wash.
03/24/2014
Second-Year Monitoring Plan [ECF# 129]
PN-WA-0001-0054.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
06/10/2014
Memorandum Regarding Instructional System Design Model for Comprehensive Use of Force Training [Attaching Use of Force Phase II 2014] [ECF# 144]
PN-WA-0001-0038.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
06/10/2014
Memorandum Submitting Seattle Police Department Crisis Intervention Training [ECF# 152]
PN-WA-0001-0037.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
06/13/2014
Memorandum Regarding Force Investigation Team Training Curriculum and Materials [ECF# 151]
PN-WA-0001-0036.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
06/16/2014
The Seattle Police Monitor's Third Semiannual Report [ECF# 154]
PN-WA-0001-0022.pdf | External Link | Detail
W.D. Wash.
06/30/2014
Memorandum Submitting Office of Professional Accountability Internal Operations and Training Manual and SPD Policies 5.001 and 5.002 [ECF# 156]
PN-WA-0001-0068.pdf | External Link | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
07/10/2014
Memorandum Submitting Office of Professional Accountability Internal Operations and Training Manual and SPD Policies 5.001 and 5.002 and Order Approving Same [ECF# 161]
PN-WA-0001-0028.pdf | External Link | Detail
W.D. Wash.
08/14/2014
Memorandum Submitting Consensus Use of Force Training Curriculum and Order Approving Same [ECF# 168]
PN-WA-0001-0039.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
09/02/2014
Memorandum Submitting Consensus and Advanced Crisis Intervention Training Curriculum and Strategy [ECF# 177]
PN-WA-0001-0041.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
09/21/2014
Memorandum Regarding Instructional System Design Model for Search and Seizure and Bias-Free Policing Training [ECF# 176]
PN-WA-0001-0040.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
12/15/2014
The Seattle Police Monitor's Fourth Semiannual Report [ECF# 187]
PN-WA-0001-0058.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
02/10/2015
Memorandum Submitting the Seattle Police Department's Proposed 2015 Training Plan [ECF# 192]
PN-WA-0001-0042.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
03/19/2015
Third-Year Monitoring Plan [ECF# 196]
PN-WA-0001-0043.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
04/15/2015
Memorandum Submitting 2015 Tactical De-Escalation and Individual Firearms Training [ECF# 199]
PN-WA-0001-0044.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
05/11/2015
Memorandum Submitting Revised Early Intervention System Policy [ECF# 203]
PN-WA-0001-0045.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
06/04/2015
Memorandum Submitting Revised Crisis Intervention Policy [ECF# 210]
PN-WA-0001-0046.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
06/11/2015
Memorandum Submitting Revised Bias-Free Policing Policy and Voluntary Contacts Terry Stops and Detentions Policy [ECF# 211]
PN-WA-0001-0047.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
06/15/2015
The Seattle Police Monitor's Fifth Semiannual Report [ECF# 212]
PN-WA-0001-0059.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
07/17/2015
Memorandum Submitting Updated Third-Year Monitoring Plan [ECF# 223]
PN-WA-0001-0048.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
09/24/2015
The Seattle Police Monitor's First Systemic Assessment [ECF# 231]
PN-WA-0001-0062.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
10/01/2015
Memorandum Submitting Updates to Certain Monitoring Plan Deadlines [ECF# 236]
PN-WA-0001-0049.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
11/24/2015
The Seattle Police Monitor's Second Systemic Assessment [ECF# 247]
PN-WA-0001-0063.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
12/15/2015
Memorandum Submitting Revisions to Certain Monitoring Plan Deadlines [ECF# 253]
PN-WA-0001-0050.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
12/15/2015
The Seattle Police Monitor's Sixth Semiannual Report [By Interested Party] [ECF# 317]
PN-WA-0001-0060.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
01/20/2016
Order Regarding Revisions to the Office of Professional Accountability Manual [ECF# 258]
PN-WA-0001-0051.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
01/22/2016
The Seattle Police Monitor's Fourth Systemic Assessment [ECF# 259]
PN-WA-0001-0065.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
01/25/2016
Memorandum Submitting Revision to Monitoring Plan Deadline [ECF# 262]
PN-WA-0001-0052.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
01/27/2016
The Seattle Police Monitor's Third Systemic Assessment [ECF# 263]
PN-WA-0001-0064.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
02/04/2016
Memorandum Submitting Revisions to Certain Monitoring Plan Deadlines [ECF# 270]
PN-WA-0001-0053.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
02/16/2016
The Seattle Police Monitor's Fifth Systemic Assessment [ECF# 272]
PN-WA-0001-0066.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
09/26/2016
The Seattle Police Monitor's Seventh Semiannual Report [ECF# 317]
PN-WA-0001-0061.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
01/10/2018
Order Finding Initial Compliance with the Consent Decree [ECF# 439] (2018 WL 348372)
PN-WA-0001-0069.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
03/02/2018
Attachment A [ECF# 444-1]
PN-WA-0001-0070.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
07/31/2018
City of Seattle's July 2018 Quarterly Report [ECF# 470]
PN-WA-0001-0071.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
10/31/2018
City of Seattle's October 2018 Quarterly Report [ECF# 497]
PN-WA-0001-0072.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
01/31/2019
City of Seattle's January 2019 Quarterly Report [ECF# 523]
PN-WA-0001-0073.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
04/30/2019
City of Seattle's April 2019 Quarterly Report [ECF# 553]
PN-WA-0001-0074.pdf | Detail
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W.D. Wash.
05/21/2019
Order Finding City of Seattle Partially Out of Compliance with the Consent Decree [ECF# 562] (2019 WL 2191871)
PN-WA-0001-0075.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
07/31/2019
City of Seattle's July 2019 Quarterly Report [ECF# 570 (incl. 570-1 to 570-3)]
PN-WA-0001-0076.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
08/15/2019
United States' Response to the May 21, 2019 Order [ECF# 574]
PN-WA-0001-0077.pdf | Detail
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W.D. Wash.
10/15/2019
Order Regarding the City's Motion to Approve Its Accountability Methodology [ECF# 585] (2019 WL 5190922)
PN-WA-0001-0078.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
10/31/2019
City of Seattle's October 2019 Quarterly Report [ECF# 588 (incl. 588-1 to 588-3)]
PN-WA-0001-0079.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
12/31/2019
City of Seattle's December 2019 Quarterly Report [ECF# 600, 600-1]
PN-WA-0001-0080.pdf | Detail
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W.D. Wash.
07/22/2020
Order Regarding the City's Notice of the Council's Ordinance Regarding Crowd Control Weapons [ECF# 626]
PN-WA-0001-0084.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
07/24/2020
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order Enjoining Implementation of the Directive Issued on July 23, 2020 [ECF# 627, 627-1]
PN-WA-0001-0081.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
07/25/2020
Order [ECF# 630] (474 F.Supp.3d 1181)
PN-WA-0001-0082.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
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W.D. Wash.
08/14/2020
Review of the SPD Crowd Dispersal Policy and Less Lethal Weapons [ECF# 637-1]
PN-WA-0001-0085.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
08/17/2020
City of Seattle's Stipulated Motion to Extend Temporary Restraining Order and Related and Briefing Schedule [ECF# 638]
PN-WA-0001-0086.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
10/01/2020
Parties' Joint Stipulated Motion to Convert Temporary Restraining Order to Preliminary Injunction and to Incorporate Future Briefing into Consent Decree Review Process [ECF# 647]
PN-WA-0001-0083.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
02/05/2021
City of Seattle's Quarterly Accountability Update and Memorandum in Support of Proposed Monitoring Plan [ECF# 657]
PN-WA-0001-0087.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
02/11/2021
City of Seattle's Unopposed Motion to Approve Revisions to Seattle Police Department's Use of Force Policy and Crowd Management Policy [ECF# 658]
PN-WA-0001-0088.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
04/30/2021
City of Seattle's April 2021 Quarterly Accountability Update [ECF# 670]
PN-WA-0001-0089.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
08/03/2021
Seattle Police Monitor 2021 Semi-annual Report [ECF# 680]
PN-WA-0001-0090.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Wash.
08/06/2021
City of Seattle's Quarterly Accountability Update [ECF# 682]
PN-WA-0001-0091.pdf | Detail
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