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Seattle Police 911 Response Time Does Not Meet Goals, More Budget Cuts Considered

During a meeting Tuesday of the council’s Public Safety and Human Services Committee, acting Police Chief Adrian Diaz and members of his staff laid out reasons why the committee should not recommend a cut to its budget as some members had promised to do in 2021.

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WA Trooper's 2008 Cancer Death Reclassified as LODD Caused by Chemical Exposure

Trooper S. Renee Padgett was a trooper for 27 years, working first in Gig Harbor, then in Bellevue where she was a wrecking-yard trooper. They inspect wrecking yards, scrap processors and hulk haulers

Family of Slain Washington Deputy Sues County, Claims Lack of Backup

“Pierce County knowingly put Deputy McCartney in the untenable position of responding without any immediate back-up,” part of the lawsuit said. “But for Pierce County’s failure to properly staff and train its deputies, Daniel McCartney would likely still be alive.”

WA Trooper Killed Off Duty in Avalanche

Trooper Steve Houle was riding snowmobiles with a friend in the French Cabin Creek area just before 1 p.m. when the avalanche occurred, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office.

WA Officer Drives Through Crowd After Patrol Vehicle Mobbed

Tacoma police spokeswoman Wendy Haddow said the officer sped out of the scene for his own safety, fearing that the crowd might break the vehicle’s windows and hurt him.

Severely Wounded WA K-9 Arlo Goes Home from Vet Hospital

Arlo suffered a shot to his leg and another bullet that went into his shoulder and neck. He was rushed to a local veterinarian clinic where he had surgery to be stabilized, but it was discovered that one of the bullets was still lodged in Arlo near his spine.

Washington Tribal Officer Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

Officer Jay Hughes joined the Kalispel Tribal Police in July 2016 after nearly 40 years as a corrections officer and reserve deputy for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Kalispel Tribe.

Seattle PD Has Spent Its Overtime Budget, City Council Wants More Cuts

Council members declined to unfreeze the $2.9 million Monday, saying savings from officer departures might still be achieved. They said they could revisit the question next month.

Seattle Council Debates Poverty as Defense for Theft, Even If Accused Resells Property

“It’s a green light for crime,” said Scott Lindsay, a former mayoral Public Safety Advisor who unsuccessfully ran for city attorney.

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Judge Holds Seattle Police in Contempt Over Use of Less-Lethal Weapons at Protests

The Monday ruling by Judge Richard Jones of the Western District of Washington in Seattle said the department had failed to prove that its use of pepper spray, Pepperballs, blast balls and paint balls during four 2020 protests was warranted.