Prop 1: Spokane Police Ombudsman’s Independent Investigations of Spokane Police


We encourage you to vote YES on Prop 1 to give the Spokane Police Ombudsman the authority to independently investigate the Spokane Police Department when citizens file complaints about Police misconduct.  If Prop 1 passed, it will amend the Spokane City Charter to give authority to the Spokane Police Ombudsman that could never be weakened by Spokane City Council votes or future Police Guild contracts.

Prop 1: Give Independent Investigative Authority to the Spokane Police Ombudsman

This Charter Amendment will be on the Spokane’s 2013 February Special Election.  Ballots will be mailed by Spokane County Elections to voters on Jan 24.  They must be post marked by Tuesday February 12. Please vote “yes” for Prop 1 for a strong Spokane Police Ombudsman.

Prop 1 for Spokane Police Ombudsman's Independent Investigations of Spokane Police

Spokane Police Accountability and Reform Coalition (SPARC)

The Spokane Police Accountability and Reform Coalition has been trying for years to protect Spokane citizens from excessive force and other types of police misconduct.   A strong Spokane Police Ombudsman with authority to independently investigate is vital for meaningful civilian oversight, accountability, and the transparency.  There is a long, ugly history of abuses by the Spokane Police Department.  We have seen wrongful deaths, beatings, and countless violations of civil rights at the hands of Spokane law enforcement with little or no accountability to citizens and tax payers.   Some of the best investigative reporting on  Spokane Police Ombudsman has been the Center for Justice.  The Center has also come out in support in of Proposition 1.

The meetings of the Spokane Police Accountability and Reform Coalition (SPARC) are open to all interested people. They meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Community Building, 35 W. Main St., Spokane, WA. The Steering Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon. These meeting locations which are subject to change. Please call 838-7870 for more information.

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