Merrick Bobb http://kplu.org en Seattle Police Finally Get Good Grade On Reform http://kplu.org/post/seattle-police-finally-get-good-grade-reform <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159045820&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The federal monitor charged with overseeing reform of the Seattle Police Department says there’s finally reason for optimism.</p><p>“The glass is now looking half full to me rather than half empty,” Merrick Bobb said during a briefing before the Seattle City Council Public Safety Committee Wednesday. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 17766 at http://kplu.org Seattle Police Finally Get Good Grade On Reform Police monitor reports significant, if uneven, progress toward reform http://kplu.org/post/police-monitor-reports-significant-if-uneven-progress-toward-reform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The court-appointed watch dog monitoring the Seattle </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Department has completed <a href="http://seattlemonitor.com/uploads/Seattle_First_Semiannual_Report_Final.pdf">his first report </a>on the department's progress, and the report paints a picture of a police force moving unevenly toward reform.</span></p><p>Merrick Bobb and his team's job is to make sure police follow the plan to end excessive use of force and racially-biased policing.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:33:59 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8586 at http://kplu.org Police monitor reports significant, if uneven, progress toward reform