Led by the ACLU of Washington, the groups today sent a strongly-worded letter to McGinn, asking him to stop fighting the feds' recommendations for cleaning up the department's act, and simply clean up their act.
We are concerned that some of your public comments give the impression of a reluctance to embrace the recommendations of the report. Instead of focusing on re-evaluating the data, the City's leadership should focus on finding solutions to well-documented problems that have developed over the years at the Seattle Police Department.
The Seattle Police Officers' Guild, meanwhile, continues to see the DOJ report mainly as a way of negotiating more pay and better conditions for officers.
Hopefully the ACLU is drafting a letter to send to the unions as well.