The words "community," "academic," and "research" were thrown around like Mardi Gras beads during today's 12:30 p.m. Consortium for a New Policing Paradigm press conference.

But it seems the only substantive step toward building a better Seattle Police Department that emerged from the day and a half mediation session between police officers, community leaders, academics, and researchers was a need for "trust."

That's the issue they identified as the most urgent: "Trust."

No new steps of action, no specifics, no timeline, just trust.