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File #: 2006-0037    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/30/2006 In control: Law, Justice and Human Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 10/9/2006
Enactment date: 10/20/2006 Enactment #: 15611
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to oversight of the sheriff's office; adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 2, adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.36 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.20.
Sponsors: Bob Ferguson, Julia Patterson, Kathy Lambert, Reagan Dunn, Larry Phillips
Indexes: Sheriff
Code sections: 2 - , 2.20 - , 2.20.005 - , 2.20.035 - , 2.20.040 - , 2.20.042 - , 2.20.045 - , 2.20.080 - , 2.36 - , 2.52 - , 2.52.080 - , 2.52.110 - , 2.52.120 - , 2.52.130 - , 2.52.140 - , 3.42.020 - , 3.42.030 - , 3.42.050 -
Attachments: 1. 15611.pdf, 2. 2006-0037 Attachment #2 for 03-02-06 LJHS ~ Sheriff's Internal Investigations Flowchart.doc, 3. 2006-0037 Attachment #2 for 03-16-06 LJHS ~ Ombudsman KCSO PowerPoint Presentation.ppt, 4. 2006-0037 Attachment #2 for 04-20-06 LJHS ~ Internal Investigations Unit PowerPoint Presentatioin.ppt, 5. 2006-0037 Attachment #2 for 05-04-06 LJHS ~ KCSBRP, List of Members Final Sheriff Blue Ribbon February 21.doc, 6. 2006-0037 Attachment #2 for 06-01-06 LJHS ~ Overview-Characteristics of Police Accountability Systems, Berk & Assoc., 05-11-06.pdf, 7. 2006-0037 Attachment #2 for 07-06-06 LJHS ~ KCSBRP, Progress Report to the KCC.pdf, 8. 2006-0037 Attachment #2 for 09-21-06 LJHS ~ Recommendation Table.doc, 9. 2006-0037 Attachment #3 for 03-02-06 LJHS ~ KC Police Officer Guild Contract, Grievance Procedure.doc, 10. 2006-0037 Attachment #3 for 04-20-06 LJHS ~ Internal Investigaitons Unit.doc, 11. 2006-0037 Attachment #3 for 05-04-06 LJHS ~ KCSBRP, Panel Charge and Staff Support.doc, 12. 2006-0037 Attachment #3 for 09-21-06 LJHS ~ Panel Recommendation v 2006-0037.doc, 13. 2006-0037 Attachment #4 for 03-02-06 LJHS ~ Law Enforcement Oversight Resources.doc, 14. 2006-0037 Attachment #4 for 05-04-06 LJHS ~ KCSBRP, Operating Guidelines.doc, 15. 2006-0037 Attachment #5A for 05-04-06 LJHS ~ KCSBRP Agenda for 03-03-06.doc, 16. 2006-0037 Attachment #5B for 05-04-06 LJHS ~ KCSBRP Agenda for 03-22-06.pdf, 17. 2006-0037 Attachment #5C for 05-04-06 LJHS ~ KCSBRP Agenda for 04-12-06.pdf, 18. 2006-0037 Attachment #5D for 05-04-06 LJHS ~ KCSBRP Agenda for 04-26-06.pdf, 19. 2006-0037 Attachment #6 for 05-04-06 LJHS ~ Memorandum from the Chair, Influential Factors, Dated April 7, 2006.pdf, 20. 2006-0037 PowerPoint Presentation for 04-06-06 LJHS.ppt, 21. 2006-0037 PowerPoint Presentation for 05-18-06 LJHS ~ KCAO.ppt, 22. 2006-0037 Revised Staff Report for 10-09-06 LJHS.doc, 23. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 03-02-06 LJHS.doc, 24. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 03-16-06 LJHS.doc, 25. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 04-06-06 LJHS.doc, 26. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 04-20-06 LJHS.doc, 27. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 05-04-06 LJHS.doc, 28. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 05-18-06 LJHS.doc, 29. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 06-01-06 LJHS.doc, 30. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 06-15-06 LJHS.doc, 31. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 07-06-06 LJHS.doc, 32. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 07-06-06 LJHS.doc, 33. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 09-21-06 LJHS.doc, 34. 2006-0037 Staff Report for 09-28-06 LJHS.doc, 35. 2006-0037 Striker PAO Changes and stmnt of facts 9-28-06.doc, 36. 2006-0037 Striking Amendment Summary 9-28-06.doc, 37. 2006-0037 Title AMDT 9-28-06.doc
Staff: Curry, Clifton
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1/30/20061 Metropolitan King County Council Introduced and Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
Drafter
Clerk 10/04/2006
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to oversight of the sheriff's office; adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 2, adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.36 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.20.
Body
STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. The metropolitan King County council is charged with the responsibility of providing oversight to all county agencies and departments, including the sheriff's office.
2. The council exercises its responsibilities for providing oversight of county agencies and departments in a variety of ways, including the establishment of offices within the legislative branch to provide specialized oversight services. The county auditor and ombudsman are just two of the offices that facilitate independent county oversight.
3. A recent series of articles by a local newspaper has questioned the sheriff's systems for investigating allegations of misconduct and citizen complaints. The articles have also called into question the sheriff's system for disciplining deputies and other sheriff's employees.
4. The sheriff's office has systems for addressing citizen complaints and allegations of employee misconduct, but unlike many other jurisdictions, the county has no independent civilian oversight agency dedicated to the oversight of law enforcement. Most large jurisdictions, and many small ones, have implemented a variety of models for civilian oversight of alleged law enforcement officer misconduct. For example, the city of Seattle has established an office of professional accountability to monitor misconduct allegations within the Seattle police department.
5. Recognizing the need to bolster public confidence and to ensure proper oversight is exercised, the council began deliberations on legislation that would implement civilian oversight of the sheriff's office. The council's law, justice, and human services committee held ten separate hearings on the issues associated with civilian oversight of law enforcement. ...

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