City Council Pledge to Review Use of Force Policies

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Police use of force draft report now available for your review and feedback.

Following the tragic death of George Floyd in police custody, citizens across the nation and locally have been moved to address the continued reality of systemic racism. Mayor Lynne Robinson, with the support of the City Council, pledged to undertake an independent review of police use of force in Bellevue to identify whether any reforms are needed.

Specifically, the city pledged to:

  1. Review police use of force policies.
  2. Engage the community by including a diverse range of input, experiences and stories in the review.
  3. Report the findings of the review to the community and seek feedback.
  4. Reform police use of force policies.

The city hired a consultant, the Office of Independent Review Group (OIR), to review police use of force policy in Bellevue. OIR conducted an analysis of Bellevue’s police use of force policies and engaged the community in listening sessions in late-2020. Thank you to all who participated in these community listening sessions and provided feedback through Engaging Bellevue.

The city is now entering the third stage of the pledge – Report the findings of the review to the community and seek feedback. We invite you to review the Draft Report prepared by OIR on Bellevue’s police use of force policy and take a short survey. OIR will prepare the final report to the City Council informed by the public comments received at all stages of the review.

Please review the draft report which can be found in the menu on the right and participate in the survey to offer further input. Feedback will be accepted through February 19, 2021. Any input related to topics beyond the survey questionnaire should be directed to council-pledge@bellevuewa.gov.

Police use of force draft report now available for your review and feedback.

Following the tragic death of George Floyd in police custody, citizens across the nation and locally have been moved to address the continued reality of systemic racism. Mayor Lynne Robinson, with the support of the City Council, pledged to undertake an independent review of police use of force in Bellevue to identify whether any reforms are needed.

Specifically, the city pledged to:

  1. Review police use of force policies.
  2. Engage the community by including a diverse range of input, experiences and stories in the review.
  3. Report the findings of the review to the community and seek feedback.
  4. Reform police use of force policies.

The city hired a consultant, the Office of Independent Review Group (OIR), to review police use of force policy in Bellevue. OIR conducted an analysis of Bellevue’s police use of force policies and engaged the community in listening sessions in late-2020. Thank you to all who participated in these community listening sessions and provided feedback through Engaging Bellevue.

The city is now entering the third stage of the pledge – Report the findings of the review to the community and seek feedback. We invite you to review the Draft Report prepared by OIR on Bellevue’s police use of force policy and take a short survey. OIR will prepare the final report to the City Council informed by the public comments received at all stages of the review.

Please review the draft report which can be found in the menu on the right and participate in the survey to offer further input. Feedback will be accepted through February 19, 2021. Any input related to topics beyond the survey questionnaire should be directed to council-pledge@bellevuewa.gov.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    OIR will use results from the feedback from this survey as they prepare the final report and prepare to present their findings to City Council. An exact City Council date for this presentation has not yet been determined, but the city we will keep the community informed via the City of Bellevue’s website and social media channels, an email notification to those who participated in the community listening sessions and notice to all subscribers of City of Bellevue news alerts.

    This survey should take under 10 minutes to complete. We will be collecting survey responses through February 19, 2021.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    A key part of the City Council's pledge is community listening which will take place through a series of virtual sessions and input gathered from your responses here. If you cannot attend a listening session, this survey provides an opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences regarding Bellevue's police use of force policies so we can understand how it can better serve the community.

    Results will be forwarded to the city's outside consultant, the Office of Independent Review (OIR) Group. This survey should take under 10 minutes to complete.

    We will be collecting survey responses through November 30, 2020.

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