Meet the finalists for law enforcement oversight post

May 30, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. May 30, 2011

The search committee appointed to select candidates to direct King County’s new Office of Law Enforcement Oversight is holding a public hearing so residents can meet the potential candidates as the committee interviews finalists.

The hearing is 6 p.m. Thursday in the County Council Chambers, 10th Floor, King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave., Seattle. Or, watch the meeting live on King County TV, Channel 22 on Comcast and Broadstripe.

The county established the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight to ensure the integrity of the King County Sheriff’s Office complaint and investigation process, including the resolution of complaints. The independent agency is part of the legislative branch of county government.

The five-member search committee includes representatives from the council, the county executive, the sheriff and the King County Police Officer’s Guild. The members then chose a fifth member to serve as chairperson.

County Executive Dow Constantine is required to appoint the director from the recommended candidates and forward the recommendation to the County Council for final consideration.

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