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City of Issaquah is accepting applications for independent police investigations team

The team will review police use of deadly force.

The City of Issaquah is looking for a non-law enforcement community representative to be a member of the independent investigation team tasked with “enhance[ing] accountability and increase[ing] trust to improve the legitimacy of policing,” in the community.

In 2018, Washington State voters approved Initiative 940, now known as the Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act, which requires implementation of independent investigation teams for officer involved shootings.

Applicants must be a current resident, business owner, non-profit director/manager, or faith-based leader within the City of Issaquah and must meet background check standards.

If selected, the community representative must attend briefings with the Chief of Police, review investigation files, and sign a binding confidentiality agreement at the beginning of each police use of deadly force investigation that they participate in.

The position is voluntary and not a job. It does not receive a salary, hourly wage or benefits.

Those interested can apply here.

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