Kicking off the meeting with the heads of eight police departments today, Hillary Clinton talked for four minutes about police-community relations and said nothing of substance about police killings, racism in the criminal justice system, or Black Lives Matter.
The closest Clinton came to acknowledging wrongful killings by police was, "Everyone is safer when there is respect for the law and when everyone is respected by the law."
O'Toole tells the Seattle Times that Clinton mostly listened and asked questions during the meeting.
The meeting doesn't constitute an endorsement, she said.
The chief belongs to a group called Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, which recently wrote a letter to both Clinton and Trump calling on them, if elected, to:
Redirect resources toward reducing violent crime instead of squandering them on arresting, prosecuting, and imprisoning low-level offenders, and those suffering from mental illness and addiction.
Address the burgeoning national prison population by allowing lower-level offenders a chance for redemption through alternative punishments that are proven to reduce recidivism and rehabilitate.