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Deborah Jacobs, Director 

In a career dedicated to human rights, Deborah has addressed a wide array of police practices including internal affairs, bias-based policing, sexual harassment, enforcement of federal immigration laws, and sexual assault call response. Prior to joining OLEO in June 2016, Deborah served in executive positions for the ACLU and the Ms. Foundation for Women.

Deborah grew up in Ellensburg, Washington, and holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Skidmore College. She is a former Fulbright Scholar. Her work has been recognized by the National Organization for Women, the NAACP, the People’s Organization for Progress, and others.

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Adrienne Wat, Senior Law Enforcement Analyst 

Adrienne joined OLEO in January 2017 to take a lead role on its reviews. Her interest in this work stems from a desire to address the systemic police practices issues she witnessed as a criminal defense attorney at the Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel. Adrienne previously served as a judicial clerk and extern at the Washington State Supreme Court. She worked on socio-economic issues impacting low-income communities for the Unemployment Law Project, Legal Aid Society, and Seattle University’s Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality. She grew up in Hawaii and graduated from Seattle University School of Law and the University of Washington. 

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Tess Mullarkey, Law Enforcement Analyst 

Tess joined OLEO in 2014 and is responsible for reviewing investigations and complaints and analyzing data. In her previous employment at the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General, Tess specialized in compliance and performance audits of federal agency programs. She later transitioned to the Inspector General’s Office of Investigations and worked on investigations involving fraud, waste, and employee misconduct. Her work has been recognized through multiple bronze medal awards from the U.S. Department of Commerce Inspector General. Tess has a Master’s in Public Administration from Troy University in Alabama. She was raised in San Diego and relocated to Seattle in 1993.

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Toshiko Hasegawa, Communications Manager

Toshiko is a lifelong resident of King County and joined OLEO in March 2017. Previously, she gained legislative experience working on criminal justice issues at the federal, state, and county level. She served as Gov. Jay Inslee’s appointee on the Washington State Joint Legislative Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing. Toshiko takes pride in engaging diverse communities in conversations regarding issues and policy decisions that impact them and enjoys being present in the communities she serves. Toshiko holds a B.A. in criminal justice and a B.A. in Spanish from Seattle University.