by Castill Hightower
(This op-ed was copublished with Real Change.)
I finally felt some relief.
Almost 20 years have passed since my brother, Herbert Hightower, was murdered by Seattle police. Almost 20 years since we struggled to bury him and felt we had no voice or community. So when, at my instigation, the City Council passed legislation in 2022 to create an Affected Persons Program (APP) workgroup, I felt we would finally be able to bring some level of aid and representation to those most affected by police violence.Continue reading OPINION | The Affected Persons Program: Seattle’s Broken Promise to Families Impacted by Police Violence