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Former Seattle Chief Argues for National Licensing of Officers

February 8, 2018
Stamper said that the capacity to revoke a police officer’s license — in the same way a bar association can pull an attorney’s right to practice law — provides a red flag for other departments when they are hiring.

WA County Offers Publicly Funded Representation for Families of Suspects Killed by Police

February 5, 2018
King County law enforcement involved in shootings are provided legal counsel during inquests, the fact-finding hearings held after police shootings that create a record of what transpired during the incident. Yet, the county doesn’t provide counsel for the families of those killed. “Whether or not the family of the decedent is able to [hire a lawyer] is really problematic,” said Kohl-Welles. “Many of the families of individuals who are killed by a police officer don’t have a lot of money.”

Seattle Police Release Footage of Vehicle Pursuit and Fatal OIS

December 14, 2017
Officers shot the man in the park after he was involved in a reported armed robbery at the Northgate Mall and led officers on a car chase through North Seattle in which he fired shots, police said. The video shows him not responding to numerous commands to raise his hands and a warning that he was about to be shot before officers opened fire. More Here.

Video: Seattle Police Release Footage of Vehicle Pursuit and Fatal OIS

December 14, 2017
Officers shot the man in the park after he was involved in a reported armed robbery at the Northgate Mall and led officers on a car chase through North Seattle in which he fired shots, police said. The video shows him not responding to numerous commands to raise his hands and a warning that he was about to be shot before officers opened fire.

Suspect Shot, Killed at End of Seattle Pursuit

December 12, 2017
Officers pursued as the man started firing a weapon at them, leading them to Magnuson Park where he slammed through the gate at about 80 mph and crashed near the boat ramp.

Seattle Chief Stepping Down at End of Year

December 4, 2017
O’Toole will leave her post on Dec. 31, and Deputy Chief Carmen Best will serve as interim chief beginning Jan. 1, Durkan said during the news conference.

Court Rules Against Seattle Officers in Use-of-Force Policy Lawsuit

September 19, 2017
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday unanimously voted to uphold the Seattle Police Department's policy that regulates the use of force by officers, dismissing the argument that it infringed on the cops' Second Amendment rights.

2 Seattle Officers Sue Socialist Councilmember for Comments Over Fatal OIS

August 23, 2017
Two Seattle police officers Scott Miller and Michael Spaulding are suing city councilmember Kshama Sawant as an individual for damaging their reputations with comments about a fatal officer-involved shooting.

Seattle Officers Now Must Refer to "Suspects" as "Community Members"

May 11, 2017
Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said.

Video: Seattle Officers Now Must Refer to "Suspects" as "Community Members"

May 11, 2017
Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said.

Body Camera Plan Approved for Seattle Police

May 5, 2017
The federal judge overseeing Seattle police reforms has approved the Police Department’s long-awaited body-camera proposal, resolving an issue that had put the plan on hold.

Seattle Chief Says It's Miracle Officer Wasn't Killed in Downtown Shootout Last Week

April 24, 2017
"The fact that he's alive right now is really a miracle," said Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole who visited with the injured officers. O'Toole said Kang is in good spirits, but has a long recovery.

Video: Seattle Chief Says It's Miracle Officer Wasn't Killed in Downtown Shootout Last Week

April 24, 2017
"The fact that he's alive right now is really a miracle," said Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole who visited with the injured officers. O'Toole said Kang is in good spirits, but has a long recovery.

Seattle Officer Wounded in Thursday Robbery Shooting Remains Hospitalized

April 21, 2017
The two officers were among four injured Thursday while responding to an armed robbery. The other officers, both males, have not been identified. One of those officers suffered a minor bullet wound to the hand and the other was hit over the head with a bottle, police said.

Seattle Officer in Serious Condition After Downtown Shooting

April 20, 2017
Two Seattle police officers were shot while responding to a report of a robbery Thursday afternoon at a downtown, and one of the officers was listed in critical condition.

Seattle Police Body Cam Program Stalled Over Officer Video Viewing Policy

March 31, 2017
They’ve run into a policy conflict with the federal monitor appointed to oversee reforms at the department. It’s a point of contention that is stalling the body-cam phase-in. The main issue: Seattle PD wants officers to be able to watch body-cam footage before they write their reports.

Federal Judge Declares “Black Lives Matter” During Open Court Hearing Over Seattle Police Reform

August 17, 2016
“To hide behind a collective-bargaining agreement is not going to work,” Robart said during a dramatic court hearing he opened by laying out a path for police-accountability reform and closed with an emotional declaration that “black lives matter.”

Suspect Steals Seattle Patrol Car for Joyride

August 15, 2016
For nearly 15 minutes, Mariano eluded pursing officers by winding through the narrow, crowded residential streets of Queen Anne Hill at high speeds, swerving to avoid parked cars, hitting barriers and backing out of dead ends. More Here.

Video: Suspect Steals Seattle Patrol Car for Joyride

August 15, 2016
For nearly 15 minutes, Mariano eluded pursing officers by winding through the narrow, crowded residential streets of Queen Anne Hill at high speeds, swerving to avoid parked cars, hitting barriers and backing out of dead ends.

Man Charged with Throwing "Batarang" at Seattle Officers

July 28, 2016
A man was arrested Monday on Capitol Hill in Seattle after threatening a bouncer at one of the area bars with a homemade spear and then throwing a “sharp, black Batman-style throwing star” at pursuing officers, police said.
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