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Council Member Lorena González Is "Disappointed" and "Beyond Frustrated" with Police Over Social Media Monitoring

by Ansel Herz "I am beyond frustrated that the acquisition and use of this software wasn’t disclosed to Councilmembers." City of Seattle Seattle City Council member Lorena González is none too pleased about the revelation that Seattle Police illegally acquired social media surveillance software two years ago. Responding today to The Stranger's story about the software acquisition and its subsequent use, González, who leads police oversight on the council as chair of the Safe Communities Committee, said in a statement that she welcomes the investigation opened by the police department's semi-independent civilian watchdog.
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