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Seattle Chief Says She Resigned Over City Council Not Seeking Her Advice, Disrespect to Officers

“This is not about the money and certainly isn’t about the demonstrators” who were blocked on a road near her home by neighbors, Best said. “Be real. I have a thicker skin than that. It really is about the overarching lack of respect for the officers, the men and women who work so hard day in and day out.”

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Seattle Police Chief Resigns Following Vote to Cut Department Budget

Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement just hours after the city council approved a budget that would reallocate monies originally slated to be put toward the police department to community programs

Washington Teens Come to the Rescue of Deputy in Jeopardy

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht and Auburn Police Chief Daniel O'Neil awarded five teenagers the Medal of Heroism—the highest honor a civilian can receive from the Sheriff's Office—for their act of valor when a deputy with the King County Sheriff's Office got into a violent confrontation with a suspected drunk driver.

Seattle Protesters' Lawsuit Says Their Need to Buy Armor to Protect Against Police Riot Response Violates Their First Amendment Rights

The lawsuit claims that protesters who take part in these rallies have to face the possibility of police response and “must purchase expensive equipment to be assured that they will be able to protest safely.”

Protesters March on Seattle Chief's Home, Met by Armed Neighbors

According to a statement from Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, Best was not at the residence at the time of the protest, but she described the visit as large, aggressive, and concerning to neighbors.

Seattle Police Could Face Layoffs Under City Council Budget Plan

Most of the proposals, including cuts aimed at the department’s SWAT team, encampment-removal team and mounted unit, appear to have enough support to pass.

Seattle Police Found Explosives in Van Abandoned Near Site of Weekend Riots

"Explosions occurred outside the precinct,” the press release states. “Individuals in the crowd threw explosives at officers. One explosion occurred along the north wall of the precinct (on Pine Street), which blew a hole in the wall of the building.”

Washington K-9 Makes Major Narcotics, Cash, and Firearms Bust

A K-9 with the Monroe (WA) Police Department had the largest find of his three-year career with partner Officer Devin Tucker while assisting the Everett Police Department in the search of a vehicle a couple months ago.

Seattle Chief Critical of Proposal to Slash Department Budget in Half

The chief of police for the Seattle Police Department has voiced concern over a plan being floated among some city council members to slash the agency's budget in half.

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Washington Officers Seize 24 Pounds of Meth at Traffic Stop

Officials with the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team in Lewis County, WA, discovered 24 pounds of methamphetamine during a recent traffic stop that was prompted when officers saw a child in a passenger seat of the vehicle not secured in an appropriate child safety seat.