Judge Approves Revised Early Intervention System Policy

On May 11, Judge Robart approved revisions to the Department's Early Intervention System ("EIS").

As the Monitor's Fourth Semiannual Report observed, "[a]n EIS tracks a broad range of officer performance data and provides a basis for affirmative, non-disciplinary supervisor intervention to assist officers in performance and career development."  Id. at 73.  The changes to the policy reflect discussions among SPD, the Parties, and the Monitor over the past 14 months as the Department has worked toward turning policy into practice. 

Read the Monitor's memorandum summarizing and recommending approval of the changes, as well as the updated policy, here.