News and Updates
The Washington State Office of Independent Investigations (OII) is now accepting requests to review prior cases of the use of deadly force by law enforcement, if new evidence is brought forth not included in the original investigation and the incident resulted in a fatality.
The OII Prior Investigations Program is now live on the agency’s website at… Read more
The Washington State Office of Independent Investigations (OII) has an opening on the 11-member OII Advisory Board and is seeking a defense attorney interested in serving.
Board members play a critical role by reviewing agency policies and protocols and approving the hiring of any potential OII investigators who have been in law enforcement within 24 months of applying. The board also recommends candidates for the position of agency director, who is… Read more
The Office of Independent Investigations (OII) has launched its public website, oii.wa.gov, a significant milestone for the agency and a key means of ensuring that information about OII’s work will be easily available to the public.
The website is mobile friendly… Read more
This week, OII released the “Status Report on the OII Implementation Plan" [PDF] which details for the Legislature how the agency plans to operate and conduct investigations of incidents where law enforcement officers use deadly force.
“Building a new agency from the ground up poses significant challenges, but also remarkable opportunities to get… Read more
The Office of Independent Investigations (OII) met with a host of Spokane area organizations recently, including community advocacy groups and both local and federal law enforcement. During the trip, the team also visited a potential OII office in Spokane.
“As the second largest city in the state, we have long identified Spokane as a site where we would want one of our regional offices, so touring a potential location made sense,” OII Director Roger… Read more
Gov. Jay Inslee today named Roger Rogoff director of the newly created state Office of Independent Investigations (OII). The OII was established by the Legislature and signed into law by Inslee in May 2021. The agency was created as a result of the demand to provide competent, unbiased, and thorough investigations of police use of deadly force, often affecting people of color, that will be independent of the involved law enforcement agency.… Read more
Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of 11 members to serve on the Office of Independent Investigations (OII) advisory board. The OII is a new office created to conduct independent, unbiased, competent and thorough investigations of cases involving police use of deadly force.
Inslee requested the creation of the new office based on recommendations from his 2020 task force convened following the deaths of George Floyd and Manuel Ellis.
The OII advisory board will provide advice and input to the director on the creation and operation of the office. The OII director… Read more