2010 OPA Statistics Report

The 2010 OPA Statistics Report is now available.  Here is a preview:

Through the exceptional work of Seattle Police Department employees, major crime was down in 2010. At the same time, use of force increased slightly and OPA complaints about force and other police action also rose. While community members expect SPD to continue to effectively fight crime, they also require that police officers respect the law and rights of citizens while doing so. The OPA strives to ensure accountability and transparency in the work of SPD by thoroughly and objectively investigating complaints of police misconduct, in a manner that is fair to everyone involved in the process.

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