WASPC report on Brame to City Council Friday

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) investigation into former Police Chief David Brame’s career has concluded and the results will be presented at a special City Council meeting 10 a.m. May 7. Kitsap County Prosecutor Russell Hauge will present the findings at the public meeting, held in the Council Chambers, first floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St.

The City Council approved a resolution May 6, 2003 approving WASPC to investigate the hiring, assignments, promotions and the on- and off-duty conduct of David Brame. The investigation also reviewed the Tacoma Police Department’s overall hiring, promotion, discipline and record-keeping policies and procedures, along with the conduct of other City of Tacoma personnel regarding decisions and issues surrounding David Brame.

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) requested May 24, 2003 that the WASPC administrative investigation be put on hold until the completion of the confidential criminal investigation by the WSP and the State Attorney General’s Office.

Under Resolution No. 35862, adopted May 20, 2003, the City Council will refer the WASPC report to the Citizen’s Advisory Panel for their review and recommendation. Copies of the WASPC summary report will be available to the public at the meeting.