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Press Releases

Press Releases

October 25, 2022: OLEO Director applauds critical improvements in new collective bargaining agreement paving the way for independent investigations

February 1, 2022: OLEO welcomes settlement in death of Anthony Chilcott, looks forward to working with new Sheriff’s Office leadership

August 31, 2021: OLEO Finds Problematic Tactics and Shortcomings in Officer-involved Shooting of Anthony Chilcott, 36 

April 1, 2021: Terminated KCSO deputy’s misconduct investigation raises concerns, OLEO systemic review underway

March 12, 2021: OLEO addresses community concerns about Sheriff Johanknecht

July 7, 2020: OLEO response to complaints about Sheriff’s Office employee conduct

July 1, 2020: OLEO publishes community guide to Sheriff’s Office complaint process

June 4, 2020: OLEO Response to Uprisings and Police Violence

May 27, 2020: OLEO launches recommendations tracker to allow public to track progress on community-informed reforms

February 11, 2020: OLEO Calls for Systemic Reforms of Sherriff’s Office in Wake of Fatal Shooting - MDG

August 28, 2018: OLEO Director Jacobs: “Data still identifies shortcomings that need correction”

August 28, 2018: County Watchdog Report: Sheriff’s Office Handling of Use of Force Complaints Inconsistent, Lacks Follow-Through

July 10, 2018: County Watchdog Announces Report on Sheriff’s Investigations of Officer Misconduct Complaints, Recommends Changes

June 18, 2018: King County to Host NACOLE Regional Conference

June 12, 2018: Police Accountability Watchdog Recommends Changes to Sheriff’s Office Public Information Policy

December 12, 2017: OLEO Applauds Executive Constantine’s Establishment of the Inquest Process Review Committee