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Seattle PD Lawsuit: Calling Out Goliath

June 21, 2014

Late last month 126 officers of the Seattle Police Department decided it was time to stand up and challenge Goliath, in this case the federal government. Instead of a sling and a stone, they wielded a lawsuit.

Seattle Responds to Officers' Use-of-Force Policy Lawsuit

June 19, 2014
But in alerting U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to the prior finding, the notice gave Pechman an option to keep the case, transfer it to the other judge, U.S. District Judge James Robart, or consult with him on what course to take.

Police Chief Reverses Finding on Use of Excessive Force

June 5, 2014
Citing newly discovered evidence, Interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey has reversed a finding that an officer used excessive force when he stepped on the head of a handcuffed man outside a Ballard bar in 2010.

Seattle Officers Sue Over Use-of-Force Reforms

May 29, 2014
The civil-rights suit, filed in U.S. District Court, contends the changes have effectively created “hesitation and paralysis” among officers, stripping them of their constitutional and legal right to make reasonable, split-second judgments in the line of duty.

Seattle Mayor Names Former Boston Commissioner as New Police Chief

May 19, 2014
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced Kathleen O'Toole as the city's first female police chief. The nomination is subject to council approval.

Seattle Names O'Toole as Next Police Chief

May 19, 2014

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole is his pick for Seattle's new police chief – a move that could give Seattle its first woman police chief.

 O'Toole was announced by the mayor Monday morning as a replacement for Interim Chief Harry Bailey.

Man with Replica Gun Killed by Seattle Officers

January 23, 2014
The man fatally shot by a Seattle police officer in Sodo on Monday night was carrying a realistic “replica” handgun, interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey said Wednesday.

Video: Knife-Wielding Man Charges Seattle Officer

September 12, 2013
Newly released dash-cam video shows a Seattle Police officer shooting and wounding a mentally ill man who charged him with a knife in June.

Knife-Wielding Man Charges Seattle Officer

September 12, 2013

Dash-cam video captured an officer-involved shooting in June involving a Seattle Police officer and mentally ill man who charged him with a knife. Read the full story here.

Seattle Police To Hand Out Doritos at Hempfest

August 15, 2013
The bags will include educational information affixed to them and a label with a link to the agency's "Marijwhatnow" FAQ explaining that adults can possess up to an ounce of marijuana.

Seattle Chief Tells Pot Users, 'Don't Embarrass Officers'

May 13, 2013
Interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel told attendees of a pro-marijuana rally Saturday to avoid using it in front of police officers, following the state's legalization of the drug in November.

Video: Seattle Cop Patrols In Vintage Cruiser

April 26, 2013
Veteran Seattle Police Officer Jim Ritter responds to calls downtown not in a Crown Vic or any of the new wave of patrol cars. He prefers a restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite.

Video: Seattle Chief Apologizes for Homeless Parody

April 26, 2013
The Seattle Police Department's new chief apologized for appearing in a 1986 police training video mocking the homeless to address "an ugly piece of our history head on."

Seattle PD's Vintage Patrol Car

April 26, 2013

Veteran Seattle PD Officer Jim Ritter responds to calls not with a modern patrol car but with a restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite cruiser. Read the full story here.

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.

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