Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Who's on the board that wrote scathing report

The Office of Professional Accountability Review Board examines investigations conducted by the Seattle Police Department unit that oversees internal police investigations. The three-member citizen board is required to have at least one member who belongs to the Washington State Bar Association and another member with at least five years of law-enforcement experience.

Peter S. Holmes

Board Chair

An attorney and one of the first members of the review board, he left his Seattle civil-litigation and business-bankruptcy practice in late 2001 to devote more time to community service. Holmes has been a volunteer in his Seward Park neighborhood. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Yale, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1984. In 1994, he applied to become a Seattle police officer before deciding instead to join the prominent Seattle law firm Miller Nash.

Brad Moericke

Former Sumner police sergeant

Has experience in patrol, supervision and training. He has been a Police Guild president and delegate to the Washington State Council of Police Officers. He has degrees in criminal justice, public administration and management, and graduated from Seattle University School of Law. He is a deputy Pierce County prosecutor. .

Sheley Secrest

Former president of the Seattle King County branch of the NAACP and chairs the police and community-relations committee

She recused herself from the review of the internal investigation into police officers Gregory Neubert and Michael Tietjen because of a possible conflict; the NAACP had called for an investigation into the case. Secrest received her law degree in 2003 from Seattle University and her bachelor's degree in 1998 from The Evergreen State College.

Sources: city of Seattle and Seattle Times archives

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