SEATTLE -

The city of Seattle says it won't be able to produce police-accountability legislation by Labor Day as promised.

The Seattle Times reports  the city informed a federal judge Thursday that it needs more time to work on the legislation aimed at bolstering civilian oversight and assuring officers are held accountable for misconduct.

City Attorney Pete Holmes had pledged at an August hearing to have the measure ready for U.S. District Judge James Robart by Sept. 5.

Robart has been overseeing reforms at the Seattle Police Department under a 2012 consent decree between the city and the Justice Department.

Holmes apologized for the delay in a letter to Robart, saying it doesn't reflect a lack of commitment from the city to reform.

It's unclear when the legislation will be submitted.