FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Autonomous Robots Prevent Crime

Ask The Expert

Stacy Dean Stephens

VP Marketing & Sales

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Seattle PD Prepares for Possibly Violent May Day Protests

April 28, 2015  | 

Seattle officer work a previous May Day protest. (Photo: KING 5 TV)
Seattle officer work a previous May Day protest. (Photo: KING 5 TV)

Protests on May Day 2013 in Seattle led to property damage and arrests. And Seattle police are preparing for more or of the same or even worse this weekend.

With what's happening in Baltimore and a "Black Lives Matter" event planned on Friday, police expect to see a lot of people downtown. They've already met with at least one of the groups planning to march for workers' rights. They say that meeting went well.

Police said people have the right to express their protected free speech, but officers won't tolerate violence.

"It is the minute they start moving into violence of action or serious property damage, it doesn't matter what ideology they have, we have to take action just to protect the other protesters and protect the citizens and protect the officers," Captain Chris Fowler of the Seattle Police Department told KING 5 TV.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

kevCopAz @ 4/29/2015 1:12 PM

I hope that SPD is serious as are all other departments not tolerating thugs and criminals interfering with legitimate protest. But talk is cheap, we shall see how the Mayors and the Chiefs really react and what they allow the cops to do if the worst comes.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Michigan Trooper Shot at Friday Traffic Stop
MSP says the trooper was taken to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and is expected...
Illinois Officer Pulls Suspects from Vehicle After Fiery Pursuit Crash
Three of four people in the vehicle were arrested and charged with weapons violations...

Police Magazine