There was no public input or comment. The commissioners remarked that there was nothing on the agenda that would be appropriate for that and that anyone who did want to comment could submit through the website.
It was hard to tell who was in attendance. I did not have the capability to use my camera or speak; anyone who wasn’t on camera wasn’t shown, and there wasn’t a list of attendees provided. I took this screenshot:
People on camera seemed attentive and they spoke courteously to each other. Most of the people speaking had prepared statements which they were reading from.
The meeting went about 2 hours and 40 plus minutes although it was scheduled for only two. They stuck to the published agenda:
Welcome & Roll Call (Chair Myers)
Have a quorum; quarterly meetings; haven’t been able to have them due to COVID first, then technical platform issues
Chair’s Report (Chair Myers)
Director’s Report (Director Rahr)
Question raised about what to do with reserve deputies - they have less training but are able to do traffic stops; has been "back burnered", but should review it again.
Good of the Order (Chair Myers)
Seattle Times article about decommissioning officers for misconduct and the legislature may be interested in pursuing and the commission should be prepared that those questions are coming – this probably needs to be reviewed by lawyers.
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