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Police leadership committee takes public input today on new police chief

It's a busy day for people interested in Spokane's criminal justice system.

A committee appointed by Mayor David Condon is holding the first of three public forums to collect input on how Spokane should hire its next police chief.

The Police Leadership Advisory Committee, a seven-member group chaired by Mary Ann Murphy, is holding a forum Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St., from 12-2 p.m. More details on the event can be found here.

The group will hold additional forums Dec. 16 from 12-2 p.m. at the West Central Community Center, and Dec. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the East Central Community Center.

Also meeting today:

  • The Police Ombudsman Commission has a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall to meet with the selection committee tasked with hiring an interim ombudsman.
  • Smart Justice Spokane is meeting from 6-8 p.m. at the Westminster United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St., to learn about the programs included in the county's application for a MacArthur grant to reduce jail overcrowding and racial disparities. More on that grant is here.

Rachel Alexander
Rachel Alexander came to the Spokesman-Review in 2014 after working for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. She covers social services, health and science for the City Desk and writes a monthly data-focused column, Know Spokane.

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