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Seattle PD's Homeless Parody

April 26, 2013

Seattle PD's Assistant Chief Jim Pugel apologized for appearing in a 1986 police training video mocking homlessness. The parody video, "Under the Viaduct," offers alternative lyrics to "Under the Boardwalk" and shows homeless drinking wine, breaking into cars and being rousted by police. Read the full story here.

Seattle's Interim Chief Leaves Department

April 8, 2013
The Seattle Police Department's interim police chief said Monday he will leave his post in May, citing a DOJ settlement agreement and monitoring plan as one reason for his departure.

Seattle Grounds Police Drone Program

February 8, 2013
Saying police need to stay focused on "community building," Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has pulled the plug on the department’s controversial drone program even before it got off the ground.

Seattle PD Now Issues Verbal Warnings for Public Marijuana

December 6, 2012
The Seattle Police Department advised its officers to issue verbal warnings to subjects who use marijuana in public, ahead of Washington's marijuana legalization measure going into affect today.

Video: Suspect Claims Seattle Cop Choked Him

November 29, 2012
The attorney of a hit-and-run suspect claims a Seattle Police officer used excessive force on his client during a rough arrest in early October.

Rough Arrest In Seattle

November 29, 2012

Seattle Police officers arrested a hit-and-run suspect, who now claims one of the officers choked him during the rough arrest. Read the full story here.

Video: Seattle Cops Allow 'Mutual Combat'

November 12, 2012
A Seattle Police sergeant defended the actions of officers who allowed two men to fight on a city street late Friday under a little-known law allowing "mutual combat."

Seattle Cops Allow 'Mutual Combat'

November 12, 2012

Seattle Police officers decided not to intervene in a fight between a costumed superhero and another man Friday night under a little-known "mutual combat" law that allows fighting. Read the full story here.

Use of Drones by Seattle Police Strikes a Nerve

November 6, 2012
The vocal opposition against the drones came into sharp focus two weeks ago during a public meeting in Seattle when members of the Seattle Police Department were shouted down with chants of "No drones!"

DOJ Taps LISC for Troubled Communities Grant

October 6, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $1 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to help attack crime hot spots in 15 U.S. cities to improve the quality of life in troubled communities.

Accused Seattle Cop Gets Retraining, No Pay Loss

August 15, 2012
The Seattle Police officer who stepped on the head of a handcuffed man after a fight outside a Ballard nightclub used excessive force, but Chief John Diaz has decided to withhold imposing a 10-day suspension, provided the officer keeps out of trouble.

Video: Seattle Cop Under Fire for Heated Confrontation

August 6, 2012
The Seattle Police Department is investigating one of its veteran officers, after a YouTube video showed him using physical force on a subject after responding to a disturbance in South Seattle.

Heated Confrontation In Seattle

August 6, 2012

This heated argument between a Seattle Police officer and a subject has led to an investigation of the officer. The video shows the officer shoving the other man and the crowd demanding to know why he was pushed. The man then appears to spit in the officer's face. Read the full story here.

Seattle, Feds Agree On Police Reform

July 30, 2012
Seattle officials agreed to an independent monitor and court oversight of the city's police department as part of an agreement announced Friday with the Justice Department following a damning report that found officers routinely used excessive force.

Seattle Cafe Customer Hurled Bar Stool at Killer

June 4, 2012
Lawrence Adams is being praised by Seattle Police for disrupting Cafe Racer shooter Ian Stawicki, which saved several lives. After Stawicki opened fire in Cafe Racer, Adams threw a bar stool at Stawicki, which distracted him enough to allow several other customers to escape the cafe.

Seattle Police Call DOJ Reform 'Wildly Unrealistic'

May 16, 2012
The Seattle Police Department is objecting to reforms proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice as wildly unrealistic and expensive, according to documents reviewed by the Associated Press.

Seattle Announces Police Reforms

March 30, 2012
Pre-empting a meeting with Department of Justice officials, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on Thursday proposed a series of police reforms in response to a damning federal report that came after several high-profile incidents involving minorities.

Veteran Seattle Cop Kills Self After Drug Arrest

January 6, 2012
A veteran Seattle Police officer arrested on suspicion of a drug offense was found shot a few hours later. He later succumbed to the self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Fan Assaults Seattle Cop at NFL Game

December 29, 2011
Police say a belligerent man attending Saturday's Seahawks game assaulted an officer, knocking him unconscious.

Video: Seattle Man Calls 911 on Officer

December 29, 2011
A Seattle man called 911 to tell dispatchers a traffic stop was spinning out of control after claiming he was the victim of an "illegal stop by an officer."
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