As the King County Prosecutor weighs possible criminal charges against one of his officers and an ongoing series of controversies over excessive violence hit the department, SPD Chief John Diaz will be on Capitol Hill this week for the January meeting of the East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition. Details on the community meeting are below. Given the chief’s appearance at the session, organizers are requiring more structure than usual for anybody who wants to speak at the meeting. According to coalition chair Stephanie Tschida , speakers must arrive promptly at 6 PM to sign-up and are asked to limit their statements and questions to 60 seconds. Note also that the meeting will be held at Seattle University instead of the Vocational Institute at 23rd and Jackson where it is normally held.
Have a good Capitol Hill question for Diaz? You can practice keeping it to a minute — or less — in the CHS comments.