Burgess Nominates Three New Cop Oversight Overseers

Today in wonky cop oversight news, Councilmember Tim Burgess has found three new potential members of the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB), which monitors Seattle’s police oversight process for shenanigans.

Burgess has selected Claudia D’Allegri, Elizabeth Holohan and Dale Tiffany as to fill three seats on the seven-person board, which provides the council with semi-annual reports on the state Seattle’s cop accountability system.

From the bios supplied by Tim Burgess’s office:

Claudia D’Allegri is Vice President of Behavioral Health at Sea Mar Community Health Centers, where she has had 17 years of experience administering health programs. Sea Mar is an organization that serves more than 153,000 clients in Washington State each year, the majority of whom are low-income. She also chairs the Latino Civic Alliance, a statewide organization that focuses its efforts on civic engagement, conducting town hall meetings and working on legislation with the State Legislature.

Elizabeth Holohan is an intellectual property attorney and a volunteer on the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct Advisory Council, where she has coordinated programming to connect area residents and businesses with local police officers. As a graduate of Seattle’s Community Police Academy, she has a strong working knowledge of the practices and functions of the police department. She also provides volunteer services for the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.

Dale Tiffany is a consultant with more than 35 years of leadership experience in problem-solving and project management at the state and local government and community level, including several years working with local (including Tribal government) police departments, courts systems, prosecutor and defender offices as well as citizen oversight and advisory boards. He has an extensive record of volunteerism that includes service on the boards of directors for the Seattle Indian Center, the Southeast Seattle Community Organization, the Seattle chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA and Filipino Youth Activities, Inc.

 

Burgess’s public safety committee will vote on the nominations later this month, which will then go to a full council vote.

I, for one, had kind of forgotten that OPARB existed. In Ye Olden Days (and by that I mean 2008) OPARB’s board was much more vocal then they are today.

I guess the Seattle Police Officers Guild’s lawsuit threats worked.