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Office of Police Accountability Director Public Forum
Office of Police Accountability Director Public Forum

As part of the selection process for the next Director of the Office of Police Accountability (OPA), finalists participate in a virtual public forum. The public forum is an opportunity for the community to hear from finalists for the position. The event is hosted by Brian Callanan. 

You can provide feedback and perspective regarding the Office of Police Accountability finalists here.

Participants (in alphabetical order):

  • Eddie Aubrey, Civilian Manager for the Office of Professional Accountability, Richmond, CA
  • Gino Betts, Assistant State Attorney at the Community Justice Center within the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago, IL
  • Ginale Harris, Program Director, Felton Institute, San Francisco, CA and former Oakland Police Commissioner, Oakland, CA
  • Valiza Nash, Supervising Investigator (Special Victims), Civilian Office of Police Accountability, Chicago, IL

The Office of Police Accountability (OPA) has authority over allegations of misconduct involving Seattle Police Department (SPD) employees relating to SPD policy and federal, state, and local law. OPA investigates complaints and recommends findings to the Chief of Police. OPA is led by a civilian director and supervisors, while its investigations are carried out by a mix of SPD sergeants and civilian investigators.


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