Independent Investigation Team


This Team meets as needed.

Agendas & Minutes

If available, Commission meeting agendas, minutes, video and/or audio can be found in the Meeting Portal under the Commissions tab.


The Independent Investigation Team consists of qualified and certified law enforcement investigators and at least two non-law enforcement community representatives.

About the Team

The Independent Investigation Team (IIT) investigates the use of deadly force by a police officer when it results in death, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm, as required by Washington's Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act. The goal is to enhance accountability and increase trust between law enforcement and the community. The IIT conducts the investigation in the same manner as a criminal investigation. The IIT operates completely independently of any involved agency's administrative investigation to conduct criminal investigations of police use of deadly force incidents.

Established By

Washington's Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act - Independent Investigations Criteria (WAC 139-12)

Staff Liaison

Brandon Buchanan, City Manager
Phone: 425-877-2265