Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes

Vivian McPeak welcomes Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes to discuss the city’s ongoing cannabis policy issues.

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, left, shakes hands with clerk Pam Fenstermacher after purchasing marijuana at Cannabis City, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Seattle, on the first day that sales of recreational pot became legal in the state. Washington on Tuesday became the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor’s note as eager customers who lined up outside stores made their purchases and savored the moment. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool)

Previous to his election, Holmes served as an original member of the Seattle Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB), a citizen review board which reviews police policy and procedures and maintains civilian oversight of the police department. He served as chair of OPARB between 2003 and 2008, where he advocated for public release of police records and OPARB reports.