Independent investigative team seeking community representatives
The City of Burien and Burien Police Department are seeking people to serve as Community Representatives on an Independent Investigation Team for Burien.
The goal of an IIT is to improve accountability and increase trust between law enforcement and the community when investigating police use of deadly force. IITs conduct investigations in the same manner as a criminal investigation. They work completely independently of any involved agency's administrative investigation.
The non-law enforcement Community Representatives are vital links between the IIT, the community, and the investigation. Community Representatives will take part in the vetting, interviewing, and selection of the IIT investigators that will be part of the team. Community Representatives will also review conflict of interest statements, are present at briefings for the involved agency’s chief or sheriff, have access to the completed investigation file, and review all proposed media press releases.
The City of Burien is seeking community members to apply to serve on the Burien Airport Committee or SEA Stakeholder Advisory Roundtable (StART) to help advocate for Burien’s needs as they relate to impacts of SeaTac Airport operations.
The Burien Airport Committee provides guidance to the Burien City Council on topics related to the airport, including both positive and negative impacts of airport operations. There is one open position.
StART provides a forum that encourages candid discussion between the Port of Seattle and residential and business community members from the cities of SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, Tukwila, and Federal Way. StART is the preeminent forum for information sharing and providing feedback to the Port of Seattle on issues related to the airport. There are two open positions.
Application Instructions: To apply for an open position, fill out the Burien Airport Committee and StART application form. Applications are due June 15, 2021.