Leaked Seattle City Attorney’s Office memos to Human Rights Commission

As first reported by the South Seattle Emerald, last month the Seattle City Attorney’s Office sent a memo to the Seattle Human Rights Commission advising that it does not have legal standing or authority to petition the U.S. District Court to seek amicus curiae standing with regard to the 2012 Consent Decree governing reforms at SPD, as the Commission is trying to do.

Subsequently on May 4, the City Attorney’s Office sent a follow-up memo to the Commission answering its questions as to why their communications with the City Attorney are confidential and protected by attorney-client privilege, and why only the Mayor may waive it.


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