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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.

$1 Jury Award Against Officer Could Cost Seattle $700K

July 1, 2011
The lawyers for Andrew Rutherford have asked U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to approve attorneys' fees and costs totaling more than $419,000, according to declarations they filed.

Seattle Officer Left Rifle on Cruiser Trunk

June 29, 2011
A Seattle Police officer will face an internal investigation for leaving a semi-automatic patrol rifle on the lid of his cruiser's trunk in plain view while downtown.

Face to Face with the Lakewood Cop Killer

June 22, 2011

Officer Ben Kelly of the Seattle Police Department was picked as NLEOMF's Officer of the Month (March 2010) for finding and engaging the man who murdered four Lakewood (Wash.) PD officers at a coffee shop. POLICE Editor David Griffith sat down with him during National Police Week in May.

Seattle Officer Suspended for 'Gutter' Language

May 25, 2011
Seattle Police Chief John Diaz suspended three patrol officers for using "gutter language" during a traffic stop with two suspected gang members. The chief handed out 20 days without pay to two officers and 15 days without pay to the third.

Seattle Officer Charged with Assault In Convenience Store Arrest

April 14, 2011
Seattle Police Officer James Lee has been charged with fourth-degree assault for allegedly kicking a teenage suspect inside a convenience store in October.

Feds Open Probe Into Seattle Police Department

April 1, 2011
The DOJ announced Thursday it would open a "pattern or practice" investigation into allegations of excessive force and discriminatory policing by Seattle Police officers.

Seattle Police Vehicles, Substation Vandalized During Protest

February 19, 2011
The crowd chanted, "No justice, no peace! No racist police!" and marched for three hours. Protesters threw water bottles at a police barricade and vandalized police vehicles. Officers used pepper spray on the crowd.

Seattle Officer Birk Resigns, Internal Probe Continues

February 18, 2011
Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk, who was cleared by his agency and the King County prosecutor in the shooting of a partially deaf woodcarver, has resigned from the force.
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