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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.
Seattle Cop Who Fatally Shot Woodcarver Won't Face Charges
February 16, 2011
In announcing the decision Wednesday morning, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said he was troubled by some of Birk's actions, such as the officer's quick decision to fire. Satterberg also said he saw no malicious intent by the officer.
Kicked Seattle Teen Demands $450,000, Agency Apology
February 15, 2011
The 17-year-old seen being kicked in the groin, torso and head by a Seattle Police officer has filed a $450,000 claim against the city for pain, suffering and emotional trauma.
Seattle Chief Calls Cop's Column 'Stupid'
January 28, 2011
Seattle Police Chief John Diaz criticized one of his officers for a column that appeared in the police union's newspaper, saying writing it was "a stupid thing to do."
Seattle Detective Says Officer Followed Training In Woodcarver Shooting
January 11, 2011
Seattle PD's Det. Jeffery Mudd also testified that he would have dropped a knife if ordered to do so at gunpoint by a police officer - a reference to Williams' behavior just before he was shot.
Inquest Begins for Seattle Woodcarver Shooting
January 10, 2011
An inquest Monday will determine whether the King County (Wash.) prosecutor will file charges against former Seattle Police officer Ian Birk.
Video: Seattle PD Releases Dash-Cam Footage of Homeless Carver Shooting
December 20, 2010
The Seattle Police Department released a 17-minute segment of video footage from the dash-mounted cruiser camera of former Officer Ian Birk, who turned in his badge and gun after the shooting.
Seattle Officer Cleared In Punching of Jaywalker
December 8, 2010
The department's Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) concluded that the officer performed his duties within the scope of department policies and procedures.
Seattle Police Tweet Stolen Car Descriptions
December 2, 2010
The department began tweeting vehicle descriptions on Wednesday, beginning with a brown 1984 Toyota Camry sedan. Each tweet includes the warning, "Do not make contact. Call 911."
Seattle Officer Seen Kicking Man on Video
November 18, 2010
In the past few months, Seattle police have been under constant fire for treatment of minority suspects -- and the newly aired videotape is only adding fuel to the fire.
ACLU Calls for Civil Rights Probe of Seattle PD
November 18, 2010
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington called on the U.S. Justice Department Thursday to investigate whether there is a pattern and practice of civil rights violations by the Seattle Police Department, citing a newly released video showing an officer kicking an African-American teenage boy and other "unnecessarily violent confrontations with citizens" of color.
Memorial to Officer Tim Brenton Dedicated In Seattle
November 1, 2010
Widow Lisa Brenton returned to the spot where her husband was gunned down with children Kayleigh, 12, and her 9-year-old brother, Quinn, to trick or treat.
Seattle Officer In Halloween Ambush Receives Medal of Valor
October 31, 2010
Earlier in the week, the International Association of Women Police bestowed the honor on Officer Britt Sweeney.
Jaywalker Punched By Seattle Officer Pleads Guilty to Assault
October 6, 2010
Angel Rosenthal, who was 17 at the time of the incident, entered a guilty plea to a fourth-degree assault misdemeanor in King County Juvenile Court. She received a year probation and must complete 80 hours of community service.
New Seattle Chief Will Revamp Response Proceedures
September 16, 2010
The department will expand officers using TASER devices, equip 40 officers with on-body video, provide additional crisis-response training and look for ways to get officers out of cruisers.
Handcuffed Robbery Suspect Took Cruiser On Two-Mile Joy Ride
September 9, 2010
Officers investigating a burglary at Wing Luke Elementary at 2 a.m. today found and arrested the unnamed suspect, who was able to maneuver his handcuffed wrists in front of him and crawl into the front seat of the patrol car because the partition screen was lowered.
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