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Special Reports


  • Systemic Review Officer Involved Shooting of Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens
    February 2020
    This report focuses on the “Evaluation of the King County Sheriff’s Office: Policy, Practice, and Review Mechanisms for Officer-Involved Shootings Insight Gained from Systemic Review of January 27, 2017, Officer-Involved Shooting of Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens”
    OLEO Report

    View OLEO’s 2/11/2020 report presentation to the King County Council Law and Justice Committee




  • Civilian Oversight Entities and Law Enforcement Union Collective Bargaining Agreements: Comparison of King County and other Relevant Jurisdictions
    December 2016
    This report by the OIR Group examines how the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) of the King County Police Officers Guild limits independent police oversight as compared to 20 other CBAs from comparable jurisdictions.
    OLEO Report


  • Review of the King County Sheriff's Office requirement to conduct IIU Investigations within 180 Days
    July 2015
    This report focuses on the number of IIU Investigations that were not processed within the required 180 days and identifies possible causes and recommendations to decrease the number of lapses.
    OLEO Report


  • Review of Officer Involved Shooting of Dustin Theoharis
    July 2013
    This report focuses on the tactics and decisions of King County Sheriff’s Office members involved in the incident, the investigations by KCSO that followed, and the assessment as a result of these investigation
    OLEO Memo PARC Report


  • Law Enforcement Oversight: Limited Independence, Authority & Access to Information Impede Effectiveness
    July 2015
    King County Auditor's Report


  • Managing the Risk of Misconduct for the King County Sheriff’s Office
    September 2012
    This report focuses on the King County Sheriff’s Office’s internal oversight of investigations of use of force and employee misconduct.
    OLEO Memo | PARC Report 


  • The King County Sheriff's Office: Policies and Procedures for Internal Affairs Investigations
    This report reviews the King County Sheriff's Office, the Internal Investigations Unit, and the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight to analyze current internal investigations operations and practices.
    Hillard Heintze Report

 Community Resources

  • OLEO Community Guide to Filing a Complaint Against a Sheriff’s Office Employee
    June 2020
    This guide provides a roadmap to how complaints are processed, including the role of oversight, at the King County Sheriff’s Office. PDF linked here.
  • OLEO guide to identifying law enforcement officers on Metro and Sound transit  


  • Deborah Jacobs input to Inquest Process Review Committee 
    February 2018
    OLEO Memo
  • Crisis Intervention Team Training and Policy Recommendations 
    June 2017
    OLEO Memo

Annual Reports