United States of America v. City of Seattle
ORDER APPOINTING MONITOR: The court hereby APPOINTS Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie as Monitor in this matter. The court also APPOINTS Ms. Monisha Harrell, Board Chair of Equal Rights Washington, as a Deputy Monitor. Their appointments are effective as of September 8, 2020. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (LH)(Sent to Mr. Oftelie and Ms. Harrell via ad hoc)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
CASE NO. C12-1282JLR
CITY OF SEATTLE,
Following discussions with the Parties concerning the court’s appointment of a
new Monitor, the court hereby APPOINTS Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie as Monitor in this
matter. Dr. Oftelie is the Executive Director of Leadership for a Networked World, an
Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University,
which is part of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, and a past Commissioner on the Ireland Commission for the Future of Policing.
The court also APPOINTS Ms. Monisha Harrell, Board Chair of Equal Rights
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Washington, as a Deputy Monitor. Their appointments are effective as of September 8,
2020. The court will announce further appointments in the near future.
It is with great respect that the court acknowledges and thanks Mr. Merrick Bobb
and the members of the Seattle Monitoring Team for their many years of service to both
the parties and the court and for their significant contributions to police reform in the City
of Seattle. Their efforts have improved the Seattle Police Department and made the City
of Seattle a better place. Mr. Bobb’s and the Seattle Monitoring Team’s term of service
was complete as of August 31, 2020.
Dated this 8th day of September, 2020.
JAMES L. ROBART
United States District Judge
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