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Chicago attorney, activist picked as King County’s new director of Office of Law Enforcement Oversight

Tamer Abouzeid (cq), a finalist for the job of civilian director of King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight, which is responsible for ensuring sheriff’s deputies do their jobs properly and point out when they don’t. Abouzeid is an attorney at the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and worked as an investigator at the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, investigating allegations of misconduct against Chicago police officers. Tamer is also a member of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression  and the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, according to his CAIR biography.

The council has chosen Tamer Abouzeid, who worked in the Chicago Office of Police Accountability, to be the new OLEO director. Abouzeid has stressed transparency and community involvement in oversight of the King County Sheriff's Office.

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