Urban Youth Justice’s Ernest Saadiq Morris criticizes Seattle Mayor’s 20/20 SPD plan: Premature plan intended to avoid DOJ oversight is no guarantee of detailed police reform and real oversight

At an April 18, 2012 meeting of the Seattle City Council Civil Rights and Public Safety Committee, Urban Youth Justice Director Ernest Saadiq Morris questioned the motivation behind Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn’s SPD 20/20 plan touted as a local solution to excessive use of force and discriminatory policing tactics identified by the U.S. Department of Justice pattern and practice investigation released in December 2011.

From the Real Change article “Policing the police” by reporter Aaron Burkhalter,

“I think it would be a stunning upset if there was not a consent decree on the Seattle Police Department,” said civil rights attorney and Urban Youth Justice director Ernest Saadiq Morris.

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