Seattle police union overwhelmingly rejects contract offer

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SEATTLE – Members of the union that represents Seattle police officers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to reject a contract offer from the city.

An email from the Seattle Police Guild (SPOG) said officers voted 823-156 to reject the proposal.

A source told Q13 News that among the sticking points, two loomed large.

The first was that officers oppose involuntary transfers for non-disciplinary reasons.

The second was that officers don’t want civilian investigators in the Office of Professional Accountability, preferring instead that complaints be handled by sworn officers.

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