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The city has reached a tentative agreement with Seattle's largest police union, according to the Seattle Times.

The more than 1,300 police officers in the city have been working without a contract for more than three years but that may change as the union plans to vote on this agreement before the end of the week, according to a union e-mail obtained by the Times' cops reporter, Steve Miletich.

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The city told the federal judge overseeing the department earlier this month that they had made "significant progress" towards an agreement. U.S. District Judge James Robart has been watching the union negotiations closely, as some of the court-ordered reforms of the department have been delayed by the union's negotiations.

Robart told the city last July, responding to delayed union negotiations, that "the citizens of Seattle are not going to pay blackmail for constitutional policing."

The Times isn't reporting any further details about what is included in the contract, we'll update this post if we hear anything more.