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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.

Seattle Officer Injured in Riot Plans to Sue City Over "Inadequate Equipment"

June 27, 2016
A Seattle police officer who was hit in the head with a slab of concrete during this year’s May Day protest downtown has indicated that he intends to sue the City of Seattle.

Seattle May Day Violence: 5 Police Injured in Clashes, 9 Arrested

May 2, 2016
At least nine protesters were arrested and five police officers injured during May Day clashes in Seattle where flares, bricks, and Molotov cocktails were thrown, authorities said.

Activists in Seattle Slam Police for Killing Armed, Violent Felon

February 25, 2016
Civil rights leaders in Seattle are condemning the fatal police shooting of a black man, who was a convicted felon, last Sunday and said Tuesday they have hired a law firm to investigate.

Video: Seattle PD Releases Video, New Details in Fatal Shooting of Carjacker

December 8, 2015
Seattle police released new details late Monday on the man they killed after he led officers on a wild chase through the city on Sunday, firing gunshots at his pursuers and carjacking several vehicles.

Seattle PD Releases Video, New Details in Fatal Shooting of Carjacker

December 8, 2015
Seattle police released new details late Monday on the man they fatally shot after he led officers on a wild chase through the city on Sunday, firing gunshots at his pursuers and carjacking several vehicles. More Here.

Video: Carjacking Suspect Killed in Gunfight with Seattle Police

December 7, 2015
Police were initially called to a downtown coffee shop around 12:30 p.m. after employees called 911 to report a man had entered the coffee shop with a gun. The armed suspect then fled to a tattoo parlor, leading to another 911 call, police said.
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