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Thu Aug 11, 2022, 04:36 PM

A New Agency Seeks to Hold Washington's Killer Cops Accountable

Advocates Hope Statewide Oversight Can Succeed Where Local Reforms Have Failed

[link:https://www.thestranger.com/cops/2022/08/11/77673402/a-new-agency-seeks-to-hold-washingtons-killer-cops-accountable|

Last week, the skeleton crew of employees staffing Washington’s new Office of Independent Investigations (OII) finally moved into their offices. The agency, while off to a slower start than initially projected, represents a first-in-the-nation victory for survivors of police violence. Once the department hires its remaining key staff members and finalizes its operating protocols, it will stand as the only statewide agency in America that investigates cops when they use deadly force, rather than allowing local departments to investigate their own.

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Thu Aug 11, 2022, 05:45 PM

1. When I lived in the bay area

We had a group called "ACOPP", the "Attorneys Committee On Police Practices". A guy I worked with was an investigator for them in his spare time. It sounded rather small &underfunded-wonder what happened to them?

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