April 30, 2019 In the News

One of our Own Joins Community Police Commission

We are so thrilled that the Seattle Community Police Commission (CPC) recognizes the amazing talent that is Brandy Grant, Alliance for Gun Responsibility Program Manager, Advocacy and Implementation.

On April 29, the Seattle City Council approved the appointment of eight new commissioners, including Brandy, and the re-appointment of two others. Watch this video from the CPC that shows why Brandy wanted to join the CPC:

The 2010 shooting death by Seattle police of First Nations woodcarver, John T. Williams, and a series of other serious incidents involving police and people of color, ignited public concern about bias and the use of excessive force in the Seattle Police Department and led to the creation of the CPC. Today, the Community Police Commission “listens to, amplifies, and builds common ground among communities affected by policing in Seattle. [The CPC] champions policing practices centered in justice and equity.”

Along with Brandy, the other appointees are:

  • Joseph Seia
  • Mark Mullens
  • Natasha Moore
  • Karisa Morikawa
  • Alina Santillan
  • Rev. Harriett Walden
  • Erin B. Goodman
  • Esther Lucero
  • Asha Mohamed

Congratulations to all. We are so proud to have Brandy in this important role.

–Renee Hopkins is the CEO of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility.