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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."

911 Call at Vehicle Stop

December 29, 2011

A Seattle man called 911, after a police officer pulled him over, claiming the officer acted unprofessionally. The subject's attorney is calling for the police chief to resign.

Seattle Chief: Agency Is 'Not Broken'

December 19, 2011
Seattle Police Chief John Diaz and other officers defended their agency, which has come under fire after a U.S. Department of Justice report claimed excessive force is "systemic" within the department.

Feds: Excessive Force by Seattle Cops Is 'Systemic'

December 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Justice sharply rebuked the Seattle Police Department today, claiming cops use excessive force that's unconstitutional 20% of the time.

Seattle PD Disciplined Wrong Cop in Jaywalker Punching Incident

December 8, 2011
The Seattle Police Department mistakenly disciplined the wrong officer in a case involving two cops who assaulted a jaywalker in the Rainier Valley, a department official said Wednesday.

Assault Charge Dismissed Against Seattle Cop

November 23, 2011
An assault charge filed against Seattle police Officer James J. Lee will be dismissed after an outside expert determined he acted properly based on newly provided information, the City Attorney's Office announced today.

Fallen Seattle Cop Honored 76 Years After Death

November 22, 2011
A Seattle Police officer killed in the line of duty in 1935 has been awarded the state's Law Enforcement Medal of Honor. Officer Olof Wilson was on foot patrol, when he crossed the street to answer a police call box and was struck by a drunk driver.

Video: Seattle City Attorney Backs Cop In Rough Arrest

October 20, 2011
The Seattle City Attorney's office has asked a federal appeals court to review a rough arrest captured on a patrol car's dash-cam that depicts an officer slamming a subject's head onto a cruiser's hood.

Ninth Circuit: Stun Gun Use Excessive In 2 Cases

October 20, 2011
The use of stun guns against two resistive subjects in Seattle and Maui was excessive, a federal appeals court ruled earlier this week. An 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the rulings in the two cases from 2006 and 2004.

Seattle Cop Slams Man Onto Hood

October 20, 2011

Seattle Police Officer Kevin Oshikawa-Clay's dash-cam captured his arrest of businessman Jon Kita in 2008. Seattle's city attorney is backing the officer in the case, which is heading to the 9th Circuit Court.

Surviving Vehicle Ambushes

October 17, 2011

The vehicle, the patrol car, the "shop," is obviously what distinguishes the vehicle ambush from other types of attacks. It also gives you instant mobility to get out of the kill zone. In keeping with the suggested tactics for lethal force encounters the vehicle helps you move and create distance.

Shots Fired: Seattle, Washington 11/30/2009

August 19, 2011

On Saturday Nov. 29, 2009, Seattle patrol officer Benjamin Kelly learned about the murders of four Lakewood, Wash., officers. From the time he got up, Kelly kept tabs on the investigation's progress and by nightfall had learned that one Maurice Clemmons was the prime suspect.

The Big Payout

August 12, 2011

Our legal system is terribly stacked against law enforcement officers and for plaintiff's attorneys. The U.S. code itself specifies how attorney fees will be set in civil rights cases against cops. That's why so many cases are filed against you and the agencies and government entities that employ you. Lawmakers—mostly lawyers themselves—set up paydays for their colleagues.

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