A special review has found that Seattle's interim police chief acted properly when he lifted disciplinary actions against six police officers.

The Seattle Times reports that Mayor Ed Murray says it's clear the cases "were handled in a manner consistent with standard practice and the current system." But he says the review also showed flaws in the disciplinary-appeals process and he ordered a broader review.

Interim Police Chief Harry Bailey came under intense public scrutiny last month after he overturned misconduct findings against the officers. Bailey, who was appointed in January, has said the reversals had been tentatively approved by his predecessor.

Murray had ordered his special adviser on police issues to review those six cases.

The adviser's report was provided to the City Council Wednesday.