Seattle City Council member, Bruce Harrell is hosting a meeting tomorrow (5/7) to serve as a “starting point” on how to best handle crime in the Rainier Valley. SPD’s Chief of Police will also be participating.
The Rainier Valley Post has a number of details posted on a variety of factors/incidents leading to this meeting. Harrell’s invite to the community reads as follows:
Dear community member and neighbor,
Please join me and fellow community members at a Special Public Safety Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center (4655 South Holly Seattle, WA 98118).
The following representatives from our police force and our community will be at the meeting to join the discussion: Chief Harry Bailey, Captain John Hayes, South Precinct Ops Lt. Steve Strand, and Mark Solomon Seattle Police Department; Chief Ken Cummins, Sound Transit Police; Matt York, City Attorney.
Because of the most recent shootings in South Seattle, I have organized this special meeting to review the recent violence we have experienced and examine what immediate actions we can take moving forward. This meeting will be a starting point to drive a discussion and allow us to find solutions.
Your presence and input at this meeting will be invaluable and I would be truly grateful for you to come and participate.